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!