Thursday, 17 May 2018

A few recent moths

The moth trap at Beddington Farmlands has been fairly interesting since I got back from Bulgaria- not so much quantity but a bit of quality. 

 Chamomile Shark- only the third record for the farmlands and a first for me. Identification from Shark by the dark lines at the wing tips that extend all the way to the edge 
 Iron Prominent- only a few previous records of these 
 Rustic Shoulder Knot 
 Chocolate Tip- a local scarcity 
 Turnip Moth 
 The first Heart and Dart for the year and a Bee Moth 
and the first Shuttle-shaped Dart for the year
Went to check out Robert Walker's community orchard in the week and we found a patch of Kidney Vetch on the bank where Irrigation Bridge has been demolished. Probably introduced as Robert had thrown some wild flower seed around that area. A first for the farmlands nonetheless. 

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