As of March 2015, an official website for Surrey Moths has been set-up here. There you'll find information on everything to do with the Surrey Branch of Butterfly Conservation, including the updated events calender for 2015. Hope to see you there!

Friday, 10 May 2013

Dotted Chestnut, North Surrey

Caught this Dotted Chestnut back on the 7th May in the garden actinic trap, one of the few species that I've longed for every autumn/spring, but have never succeeded in finding, to the point where I'd given up all hope of catching one. It's always nice to stare into the trap and find a new moth, but I was extra chuffed when I lifted up an egg box to the sight of this enigmatic species, confined to woodland and heathland in parts of southern England.

Makes all the pointless early mornings sifting through Common Quakers and Hebrew Characters worth it!

1 comment:

  1. They are lovely aren't they? I had six in 2012, mainly in Feb/March, but only one so far this year and that one in April.