Author Archives: Tony Prichard

SMG Leaf-miner Meeting – Sunday 7th October 2018 – 10.30am

It’s a bit short notice but there will be the usual end-of-season leaf-miner recording meeting on Sunday 7th October 2018. Meeting at Hemley Church at 10.30am. Grid ref is TM285423. We’re trying something a bit different this year by starting … Continue reading

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Forester Sighting in East of County

I’ve just had a report and photo of Forester moth from North Warren courtesy of Richard Perryman. This is the first record that I’m aware of for this species in the east of the county for a very long time. … Continue reading

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SWT Summer Moth Course at Foxburrow Farm

I’ve been asked to forward on details of this course that may be of interest for some. The SWT have organised a Summer Moth course at Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Foxburrow Farm reserve for Saturday, July 1st with Edward Jackson, who … Continue reading

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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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