Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Ravenshill Wood

Saturday night at Ravenshill Wood, near Alfrick in Worcestershire.
Good conditions contributed to a very good evenings moth trapping at this privately owned woodland. Four traps produced over 100 species including several new for the site which has not been trapped for some years.

Among the Macros, The Mocha was probably the most notable. The highlight for me was a collection of locally scarce Tortrix moths including Gypsonoma aceriana, Gypsonoma oppressana, Epinotia signatana and Epinotia abreviana.

Also notable was a number of the seldom encountered Eidophasia messingiella.

Eidophasia messingiella
Gypsonoma aceriana
Oliver Wadsworth

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