A happy group of lepidopterists gathered in Quarry Wood on Sunday 26th June to see what mothy delights were sleeping in the overnight drum.
Ralph Hobbs of Powdermill Trust was on hand for identification, with back up from another moth expert, David Burrows. Thirty-seven species were identified… some familiar faces from last year’s event, some new.
Including: Beautiful Golden Y, White Ermine, Bloodvein, Rosy Footman, Clouded Silver, Clouded Border, Buff Ermine, Light Emerald, Scorched Wing, Small White Wave, Green Oak Tortrix (micro), Barred Straw, Treble Brown-spot, July Highflyer, Riband Wave, Twin-spot Carpet, Mottled Beauty. And, for good measure, a Cockchafer, not a moth but a very cool beetle.
Photography: Lorna Neville
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