Haslemere Natural History Society

Providing a focus for enthusiastic naturalists of all ages

Moth Trapping

Date: 17 September 2021
Field Meeting

Leader: Andy Swan (HNHS member)
Three traps were set up, tree trunks had been smeared and wine ropes dipped in a special concoction. 
After a slow start lots of pug moths were found, several different species of thorns and then a Brimstone Moth and a Barred Sallow.  Two Copper Underwing alighted on tree trunks.
The traps remained out overnight and by morning 20 species had collected. 
Member Martyn Phillis bought along his bat detector so Common and Soprano Pipistrelle and a single, distant Noctule were identified. Martyn was able to confirm that social calls were probably being made by a male Soprano trying to attract females into a bat box!

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