Category Archives: Sightings

The Obscure Wainscot in Suffolk

A great weekend for mothing at Bawdsey Hall for the Moth Nights.   The highlight of the 210+ species recorded on the night of 15 June, was the Obscure Wainscot which was in one of John Chainey’s traps. I trapped two … Continue reading

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Moth Night 2018

Moth Night (Part 1) – 14 June 2018 – was spectacular with a huge catch at Bawdsey Hall. The highlight was the fifth Bawdsey record of the Beautiful Marbled – always a stunning moth to see. We still have some … Continue reading

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SMG event Gunton Meadows Friday 8th June

The SWT reserve at Gunton Meadows is small compared to their marshland sites the other side of Lowestoft. But this small area is rich in its variety of species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and as we walked round on … Continue reading

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May moths 2018, Hollesley.

Not a lot to shout about. Abysmal weather environmentally for much of the first 5 months of this year which along with the now predominantly north east winds has not induced the moths to fly, makes coastal areas cooler and … Continue reading

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Currant clearwings

Currant clearwing is now out on the wing. Put the pheromone out in the garden near my Currant bushes this afternoon and 7 came in, the most I’ve ever seen here at one time. Even after putting the pheromone away … Continue reading

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Groton wood SMG meeting 26th May 2018.

Apologies for the late report on this event. I’ve been very busy recently and haven’t had much time to catch up on report writing. 7 moth-ers met up for this meeting, at another of the Suffolk Wildlife trust’s woodland reserves. … Continue reading

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Herringfleet Hills 3rd June

Brian and I ran 9 traps in light fog conditions from the start. My target of 130 species proved to be wildly optimistic, although it had some foundation with past years, even then there had also been much poorer results … Continue reading

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Nice find on a misty night

There are several macro moth species that are quite widespread over most of Suffolk but are never recorded in my area of the Waveney Valley (the NE corner of Suffolk). Among these are Nut-tree Tussock, Great Prominent, Blotched Emerald and … Continue reading

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An unexpected capture of the Scarce Merveille du Jour

Writing this still in shock, I trapped a Scarce Merveille du Jour last night at Bawdsey Hall!  This becomes the 511th species of macro moth recorded at Bawdsey. Never a species I would have predicted to be added to the … Continue reading

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The Concolorous in Suffolk

I took an example of the Concolorous at light on the night of 28 May. This follows four records at Bawdsey in the last week of May 2017. Whether or not these are strays from the continent, or from an … Continue reading

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