Saturday, 21 March 2015

Blackhouse Wood 20th March

Billy Dykes and myself met Ann Hadfield and Tony Simpson at the gates of the reserve and Tony soon located a couple of Greater Stitchwort with spun shoots, hopefully with Caryocolum tricolorella larvae inside.

Greater Stitchwort, Blackhouse Wood 20th March

Our contribution to the survey were two MV's and an actinic on the reserve ridge and were rewarded with 23 species by 23:00. Micros include the Lime specialist Semioscopis avellanella and a male Carpatolechia decorella. Macros included a red-form Clouded Drab, red-form Twin-spotted Quaker and a very fresh Engrailed. A round of other traps provided several nice spring species NFY! All in all an excellent selection for this as yet little known reserve.
Steve Whitehouse

Twin-spotted Quaker, Blackhouse Wood 20th March

Clouded Drab, Blackhouse Wood 20th March

Engrailed, Blackhouse Wood 20th March

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