Sunday, 31 July 2011

Brown Hawker - Kempston

This Brown Hawker came to Martin Palmer's moth trap in Kempston. Photograph by Martin Palmer.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Recurvaria leucatella new to Bedfordshire

This micro-moth turned up in our garden moth trap in Lower Stondon on 11th July. The id was confirmed by David Manning and he also confirmed that it was a new addition to the county list.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Its the wrong clearwing!

I went to Dunstable Downs today to try and get some clearwing records for the site using pheromone lures. My targets were Orange-tailed, Red-belted and Six-belted. I failed on all three but the VES lure which is used for Orange-tailed attracted a male Yellow-legged Clearwing instead. This is the species the lure is made for but it was still a surprise to get one at this site as it is a species of Oak stumps. The closest record is from Sewell Cutting in 1978 by Vic Chambers - also an odd site for the species.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Aberration of the White Admiral, with reduced white markings, at West Wood yesterday (6th July).

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Might these be...

...Lunar Hornet Clearwing exit holes? All in Willow within the reserve.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Small Ranunculus - Kempston

This Small Ranunculus came to Martin Palmer's moth trap in Kempston. Photograph by Martin Palmer.

Down by the river

Took the lures out the back of the house in Eaton Ford - nothing came to them but we did find this on a riverside poplar.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Silver-washed Fritillary

Silver-washed Fritillary of the form valezina, College Wood, 1st July 2011
This unusual form of Silver-washed Fritillary was in College Wood on 1st July 2011, photographed by Martin Palmer.