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3 October 2013

2 October 2013 – Dark Chestnut

Dark Chestnut (Conistra ligula)

The Dark Chestnut (Conistra ligula) has come to the light trap on both of the last two nights.  The colour of the wings is like deep, rich polished furniture with a number of short, white striations on the forewings.  The Latin (Conistra) makes reference to an arena, or area within an arena, covered in sand (or dust).  This individual is as near perfect a specimen as you could wish to find.  

The other species last night were: Blair’s Shoulder Knot, Spruce Carpet, Red and Green Carpet (just like flying lichen), Svensson’s Copper Underwing, Angle Shades, Small Wainscot, Red-line Quaker, Beaded Chestnut, Large Yellow Underwing, Lunar Underwing, Garden Rose Tortrix, Snout (2nd generation), Setaceous Hebrew Character, a large number of caddis flies, a Sexton Beetle and two new species to post tomorrow.