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Thu 19th July 2007 17:44 by David Evans
It was with some trepidation I ventured with Mike Ridge to this hill top in the Mendips. It is very high and usually very exposed. However fortified by the dinner bought me by Mike we sallied forth. The wind dropped and though very clear condtions were nigh perfect. The only slight problem was that the site is heavily used by dog walkers and we all know what that means. However we ran my light above a sheet, a robo trap and two actincs and we got 63 species, no mean feat for this site. Including 12 Chalk carpets and a melanic Peppered moth as black as night. Also we had dark unber which proved dificult to ID as they were so worn

  • Draycott Sleights Mike Ridge David Evans 18-07-07
  • Code Taxon Vernacular Quantity
  • 941 Aethes hartmanniana 1
  • 972 Pandemis heparana Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
  • 1304 Agriphila straminella 2
  • 1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 2
  • 1362 Pyrausta purpuralis 2
  • 1365 Pyrausta despicata 3
  • 1377 Perinephela lancealis 1
  • 1392 Udea olivalis 1
  • 1640 Euthrix potatoria Drinker 2
  • 1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
  • 1652 Thyatira batis Peach Blossom 1
  • 1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 7
  • 1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
  • 1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 21
  • 1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 7
  • 1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 5
  • 1731 Scotopteryx bipunctaria cretata Chalk Carpet 12
  • 1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 2
  • 1759 Ecliptopera silaceata Small Phoenix 1
  • 1777 Hydriomena furcata July Highflyer 1
  • 1792 Philereme transversata britannica Dark Umber 2
  • 1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 1
  • 1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 6
  • 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 4
  • 1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
  • 1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 2
1931 Peppered Moth Carbonaria 1
  • 1931 Biston betularia f. carbonaria Peppered Moth [melanic form] 1
  • 1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
  • 1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
  • 1947 Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 5
  • 1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
  • 1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
  • 2011 Pterostoma palpina Pale Prominent 2
  • 2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
  • 2038 Nudaria mundana Muslin Footman 1
  • 2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
  • 2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 8
  • 2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 4
  • 2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 1
  • 2077 Nola cucullatella Short-cloaked Moth 1
  • 2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
  • 2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
  • 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 24
  • 2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
  • 2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
  • 2173 Hadena bicruris Lychnis 1
  • 2192 Mythimna conigera Brown-line Bright Eye 10
  • 2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 22
  • 2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 8
  • 2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
  • 2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
  • 2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
  • 2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 11
  • 2335 Apamea scolopacina Slender Brindle 1
  • 2350 Chortodes pygmina Small Wainscot 1
  • 2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 6
  • 2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
  • 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
  • 2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
  • 2425 Colocasia coryli Nut-tree Tussock 1
  • 2473 Laspeyria flexula Beautiful Hook-tip 1
  • 2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 7
  • 2492 Herminia grisealis Small Fan-foot 1
All in all a good night if a bit smelly
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