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Fri 22nd April 2011 21:59 by Ben Sale
Thorndon Country Park - Brentwood
Enjoyed the first trip to Thorndon Park last night, after eventually getting there well after dark due to a massive hold up on the M25 near Brentwood, forcing me to go north to Chelmsford and get off on the wrong side of Brentwood!

The traps were assembled at about 9pm, all 4 which were 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap, 1x 125w MV Heath Trap, 1x 160w Homemade Robinson Trap and a hanging 22w Actinic.

Shortly after switching on the lights we were overwhelmed with Brindled Pugs and by the end of the session this proved to be the most common Macro (with 40+ examples), with Adela reamurella being the most common Micro (over 40 aswell)

Best moths of the night were a single Pine Beauty, a new one for me! and one fresh example of Barred Hook-tip

Here is a list of the moths recorded (without figures until I get these from my friend)

Wednesday - 20/04/11 - Thorndon Country Park

Macro Moths

Pine Beauty Barred Hook-tip Orange Footman White Pinion-spotted Brown Silver-line Purple Thorn Least Black Arches Common Quaker Clouded Drab Nut-tree Tussock Brindled Pug Lunar Marbled Brown Streamer Chestnut Twin-spotted Quaker Red-green Carpet Water Carpet Scalloped Hook-tip

Micro Moths

Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana Epinotia immundana Incurvaria masculella Syndemis musculana Caloptilia betulicola Eriocrania subpurpurella Adela reaumurella

Pine Beauty Copyright: Ben Sale Barred Hook-tip 2 Copyright: Ben Sale Purple Thorn 3 Copyright: Ben Sale Syndemis musculana Copyright: Ben Sale



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