Wednesday 31 July 2013

31 July 2013 - Queendown Warren

Caught this Tanner Beetle last night (31/7/13) - a huge beast that the books state as being widespread but only the fifth record on the kent database - nice!

Prionus coriarius

Friday 26 July 2013

26 July 2013 - The Larches

A nice session at The Larches - included this rather smart Rose Plume. Only 15 other records for Kent - mostly from the Hoo Penninsular.

Cnaemidophorus rhododactylathe
Other beasties included:
Chalk Carpet


Kent Black Arches

Small Purple-barred

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26 July 2013 - Ditton Quarry LNR (lunchtime!)

A quick lunchtime visit with some pheromones produced nothing in one corner of the site - yet 8 Six-belted Clearwing males very rapidly just a couple of hundred metres away - superb wee beasties!

Wednesday 17 July 2013

17 July 2013 - West Kent

Went out to do some trapping on a reserve last night and caught a very healthy 78 spp of macros before packing up at around midnight. Best of the catch was 5 Lappets - and I didn't think they still occurred in West Kent. Leopard Moth (4), Oak Eggar (3), Drinker (2), Herald Moth (1), L-album Wainscot (5) - all very welcome. Some other images from the night are below.


Barred Rivulet ? (is this righ though?)

Varied Coronet

Peppered Moth var. carbonaria

Beautiful Hooktip

Large Emerald

Marbled White-spot

Scarce Footman

Short Cloaked Moth

Small Dusty Wave

Southern Wainscot - I think

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pug - grey?

Saturday 13 July 2013

13 July 2013 - Holborough Marshes KWT + 1st for Kent!

Wow!! A fantastic night out at Holborough Marshes KWT with numerous interesting species turning up in the few hours trapping.
Top of the bill was the micro Harpella forficella - a new species for Kent.

Dotted Fanfoot

Cream-bordered Pea Moth

Small Seraphim or Barred Rivulet - help appreciated

Round-winged Muslin

Oak Nycteoline

Peach Blossom


Wormwood Pug
Harpella forficella - 1st for Kent

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