Author Archives: Tony Prichard

Help Needed – Lunar Yellow Underwing Caterpillar Surveys – King’s Forest Suffolk

I’ve received a request for help from Sharon Hearle  – details below. Tony Organised at fairly short notice in Feb/March – mild evenings above 3 degrees (hopefully even milder) between 6pm -8pm approx. I am looking for a few volunteers … Continue reading

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Web site hosting upgrade

The web site hosting is being upgraded currently, so there may be a slight interruption in service. Currently things like ‘Flying tonight’ and the new moth guide are broken and with the new hosting it should be easier for me … Continue reading

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SMG Leaf-miner Meeting – North Cove SWT – 22nd October 2016

There will be a day-time leaf-miner meeting starting at North Cove SWT reserve at 10.30am on Saturday 22nd October 2016. We’ll have a wander around the reserve and environs looking for mines, larvae and anything else of interest. Lunch will … Continue reading

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Where you see Field Scabious think Nemophora metallica

Nemophora metallica is a pretty scarce species in Suffolk, almost certainly due to lack of suitable habitat. This species was noted at Red Lodge last year by Sharon Hearle on a Butterfly Conservation meeting and I went over and took … Continue reading

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Emmelina monodactyla larva

I was having a walk at Hemley this afternoon and looking at some of the eaten leaves for larvae and managed to come across this Emmelina monodactyla larva. Not a larva I’ve encountered before. Now I’ve just to track down … Continue reading

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SMG Meeting – Knettishall Heath – 22nd August – CANCELLED

The meeting planned for this weekend at Knettishall Heath has been cancelled. Tony

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Moth naming

For blog posts can posters please stick to English names for macros and scientific names for micros. This seems to be the most common practice in use. If you do want to use English names for micros then please supply … Continue reading

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Orford Ness Meeting – correction of date

Please note that the Orford Ness meeting date on the previously published programme is incorrect. The correct date of the event is overnight from 7.30pm Saturday 4th July to the Sunday. Other meeting details are correct. If you are interested … Continue reading

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Reydon Wood meeting tonight – cancelled

The group meeting tonight (29th May) at Reydon Wood SWT Reserve is being cancelled. Given the rain this afternoon and the poor numbers of moths at last week’s meeting it is not expected to be a very productive meeting. The … Continue reading

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Blythburgh – 22nd May

I’m doing a survey of a site near Blythburgh this year and last night I put out 3 traps at the site – covering areas of reed-bed, young woodland and scrub – just over 60 species recorded. The woodland trap … Continue reading

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