22 September 2010

Moths in Nitten Field

44 species of moth were recorded at the Nitten Field yesterday morning by myself, Chris Manley, Bob Rigdon and Veronica Shenston. Highlights included Galium Carpet, Red-green Carpet, 4 L-album Wainscots, Feathered Ranunculus, Flounced Chestnut and a Convolvulus Hawk-moth, the latter being a rather uncommon migrant and one of largest species.
Convolvulus Hawk-moth

There were also a couple of Sexton Beetles (Nicrophorus investigator) and Dor Beetles (Geotrupes stercorarius). No idea what it means but Stercorarius is also the generic name for skuas.
Sexton Beetle

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