Sunday, 29 May 2016

Haugh Wood 27th and 28th May

I had the pleasure of joining Rob Hemming on one of his butterfly transect outings covering the north section of Haugh on Friday. In between the seemingly plentiful supply of Wood White butterflies, I managed to record Drab Looper, Speckled Yellow, Cydia ulicetana, Eucosmomorpha albersana, Capua vulgana, Micropterix calthella and Glyphipterix simpliciella.

Haugh Wood: Drab Looper

Haugh Wood: Speckled Yellow

The following evening we decided to moth trap in the Southern section, with Rob opting for more open habitat and me opting for the woodland area. Thunderstorms tracked ever closer, but eventually petered out so we had a dry, humid but cool evening. Combined we had well over 60 species in the end. Of interest were Barred Umber, Mocha, Common Lutestring, Dingy Shell and Marbled White-spot. It was nice to get some micros coming to the trap as well with the commonest being Coleophora albicosta.
Haugh Wood: Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
Haugh Wood: Pebble Prominent
Haugh Wood: Dingy Shell
Haugh Wood: Marbled Brown
Peter Hall

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