Category Archives: Field work

Suffolk Moth Group Field Events 2017

Here is the list of events as they stand for this year. SUFFOLK MOTH GROUP MEETINGS PROGRAMME 2017 Note that there are 2 dates for most meetings, this is so the best night weather-wise can be chosen near the date … Continue reading

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Caloptilia cuculipennella arrives at IGC.

I’ve now had my first ever records of this species. My first observation was last Thursday (4th). Walking down my garden path on the way home from work, I noticed some spun up cones on Ash in my hedge. They … Continue reading

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2016′s beetle in the traps.

Large numbers of Harpalus rifipes in my traps here at Hollesley on 16th. Did you get them on the Brecks? Anyone else inundated? Did we ever get an ID on that small one that turned up in numbers?Raymond

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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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Hunting close to home.

As I’ve been ill recently my fieldwork activities have been restricted to just short wanders around the garden. Amazing what you can find if you just look carefully. Here is an example. I have a small area of wildflower meadow … Continue reading

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27th June 2014 – A soggy search for Sand dart.

As there was no scheduled official Suffolk group meeting on this evening (the Africa alive meet was supposed to be on the 21st June but was cancelled as most of the group were away for the weekend) I decided to … Continue reading

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Recent Ivy searching at IGC – best night’s recording bettered?

I’ve been checking the Ivy patch at home regularly since it came into flower and up until the night of the 4th it has been fairly quiet. Even the warm stormy night of the 3rd only brought in 11 moths … Continue reading

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Best Ivy searching session ever?

Tony, Paul , Bill and myself met up at Little Blakenham last night (28th) to search the Ivy patches along the country lanes not far from some large Poplar trees with the main target Pale-lemon sallow, a moth we have … Continue reading

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15th September daytime search at Pound Farm.

Tony and myself spent a few hours daytime searching for anything lepidopterous last Sunday at Pound Farm near Farnham and it turned out to be quite productive. A mix of beating for larvae, searching and leaf-mining turned up 66sp, with … Continue reading

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