Moth Night Friday 22nd May 2015

Cockchaffer Beetle Moth Cockaynes Wood

Cockchaffer Beetle

We had great weather for our first official moth night of the season. We had three moth traps set up around the yard area and had a very successful night with around fifty different moth species identified. As an added bonus, we had an invasion of newly hatched Cockchafer Beetles attracted to the lamps.

Brimstone Moth Cockaynes

Brimstone Moth

With the help of Essex Bat Group we were able to use a bat sound recording device and confirmed the presence on site that evening of four species of bats. Common Pipistrelle, Soprano Pipistrelle, Noctule and Brown Long Eared.

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