Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Survey Reports 2014

Most recent first

f = glowing females, m = males, l = larvae. * = Site not previously reported. Date of maximum numbers only is shown. Links are given only for publicly accessible sites. Please note that the arrows on the linked maps are only accurate to within 100-200 metres, so do not go on to private land or a garden on the basis of the arrow alone. Information is supplied on the basis of reports received and we can't guarantee that you will see any!
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24 December
Ramsey Island, Pembrokeshire, 1l See photo on Twitter

1 October
Puttles Bridge, Brockenhurst, New Forest (SU272029)*, 1l (glowing, 7 pm)

15 September
Marnhull, Somerset (ST800186)*, 1f

10 September
Pewley Down, Guildford, Surrey (TQ 01262 48760), 1f. (Here is a link to all recent sightings)
Bovey Tracey, Devon (private estate), 2f
Holywell, Cornwall (SW 76533 58974), at least 1 female plus glowing larvae.

7 September
Benenden, Kent (TQ 81034 32227)*, 1f

3 September
A4155, Medmenham, Bucks (SU802846)*, 2f

1 September
Fobbing, Essex (garden), 1f

31 August
Noss Mayo, Devon (SX543467)*, 1f

23 August
Foxendown Lane, Meopham, Kent (TQ 65420 66063)*, 1f

21 August
Glynde, W Sussex (TQ4577308271), 1f

20 August
Chiddingstone Causeway, Kent (TQ520462), 1f
Sowden Lane, Lympstone, Devon (SX991836), 20f

19 August
Bindon Hill, Lulworth, Dorset (SY824801)*, 3f

17 August
Old London Road, Mickleham, Surrey (TQ 17082 52838)*, 2f
Bough Beech, Kent (TQ495468), 5f (more had been seen earlier in the season)

16 August
Glynde, W Sussex (garden), 1f

15 August
Rendlesham Forest (TM351483), ~60 adults and larvae
North Wootton, Somerset (ST565416), 8f

13 August
Houghton, W Sussex (private land), 2f
Westhall, Suffolk (TM422802), 1f

10 August
Pitney, Langport, Somerset (garden)*, 3f
Cadbury Castle, Somerset (ST631253), 2f

9 August
Leigh, Kent (TQ544459)*, 1f
Cranmore, Somerset (ST666429)*, 1f
Glenridding, Cumbria (NY 36930 17352), 1f

8 August 
Lydney Lake, Glos (SO 63755 02482), 1f
Hodge Close, Cumbria (NY317019), 5l

7 August
Benfleet Downs, Essex (awaiting details), 3f
Lympstone, Devon (SX994832), ~20f
Holywell Bay, Cornwall (SW766590), 3f

6 August
River path, Goring-on-Thames (SU602820)*, 26f, 6l
Angarrack, Hayle, Cornwall (SW587378)*, 4f
Snape Warren, Suffolk (TM403583),* 38f

5 August
Staplehurst, Kent (garden), 1f

4 August
Galmpton, Devon (SX 68619 40439), 3f

2 August
Cobham, Kent (private land), 1f
Sewards Copse, Fernhurst, Sussex (SU 90163 27803)*, 2f

1 August
Union Drove, Langport, Somerset (ST434279), 1f

31 July
Lane, Maker Heights, Rame Head, Cornwall*, 2f
Beer Head, Devon (SY227886), 5f

30 July
Winscombe, Somerset (ST415567), 1f
Bullo Pill, Glos (SO689100), 1f
Whitchurch-on-Thames, Berks (private land)*, 3f
Edenbridge, Kent (private land), 4f
Gunton Warren, Lowestoft, Suffolk (TM 549 958)*, 2f in cuttings of gorse and beech trees

29 July
A37, Cary Fitzpaine, Somerset (ST542269), 10+f

28 July
Cam Long Down, Glos (ST773995), 2f
Mont Rossignol, Jersey, 2f
Wentwood, Monmouthshire (ST425944), 1f

27 July
Fittleworth Common, W Sussex (TQ 01351 18842), 2f
Batts Lane, Pulborough, W Sussex (TQ064184)*, 3f
Willow Lane, Paddock Wood, Kent (TQ690442), 2f

26 JulyDisused railway, N Elmham, Norfolk (TF 99166 22025), 20f
Burwash, Sussex (garden)*, 1f
Seend, Wilts (opp. Barge PH) (ST932614), 19f seen along towpath for 1 mile west of this.
Alver Valley Country Park, Lee on the Solent, Hants (awaiting location)*, 4f
Birtley Green, Shamley Green, Surrey (garden)*, 3f
Streat Lane, Streat, E Sussex (TQ 35275 17183)*, 4f
Pepperbox Hill, Wilts (SU213248), 1f
Cuilfail, Lewes, E Sussex (garden), 1f
Rufus Castle, Portland, Dorset (SY700715), 1f
Sculthorpe, Norfolk (private land), 2f, 25l

25 July
Twitten Lane, Otford, Kent (TQ509595)*, 3f
Higher Ivytree, Stokeinteignhead, Devon (SX911709), 5f
West Wycombe Mausoleum, Bucks (SU827949), 1f
Irchester, Northants (SP935655)*, 15-20f

24 July
Chestnut Street, Sittingbourne, Kent (garden)*, 1f
West Bay, Dorset (SY 46478 90455), 3f

23 July
Stow Maries, Essex, 11f along roadsides between TQ834993 and TQ822989
Melbury Hill, Dorset (ST 87228 20139)*, 1f
Shermanbury, W Sussex (garden)*, 1f
Strete Gate Car Park, Slapton, Devon (SX 834 455), 2f
Cefn Pawl Graveyard, Powys (SO 07279 70550)*, 3f
Riddlesdown, Purley, Surrey (TQ 33267 60035), 1f
St Leonards, Ferndown, Dorset (SU 10580 01871)*, 1f
Steyning Rifle Range, W Sussex (TQ166111), 1f + 3l at TQ163109

22 July
Bowbridge Lock,Stroud, Gloucestershire (SO857042)*, 1f

21 July
Low Ham, Somerset (ST424295), 30f to ST425299
Watlington, Oxon (private land), 1f
Knatts Valley, W Kingsdown, Kent (TQ 56405 63806)*, 1f

20 July
Bridgwater & Taunton Canal, Creech St Mary (ST 287 260), 5f
West Camel, Somerset (ST578247)*, 5f
Bramley, Hants (garden), 1f

19 July
Wickham Bishops, Essex (private land), 1f
Tisbury, Wilts (ST939298)*, 1f
Gatehouse Lane, Burgess Hill, W Sussex (TQ291199)*, 6f
Buckland St Mary, Somerset (ST271129)*, 1f
Stifford Green, Essex (TQ598801), 12+f
Challow Hill, Corfe, Dorset (SY 9686 8215)*, 4f
Upper Colaton Lane, Thorverton, Devon (SS928027), 18f

18 July
Saunderton, Bucks (SU 82028 98592)*, 4f
Fittleworth, E Sussex, 8f
Charmouth, Dorset (private land), 20f
Hartland Moor, Dorset (SY961851), 8f
Shawford, Hants (SU472247), 2f
Wembury, Devon (SX518485), 3f
Roborough Common, Devon (SX522651), 3f, 16 l
Rushmere Country Park, Beds (SP914277), 1f
Grove, Portland (SY698726), 24f

17 July
Crosshill, Ayrshire (garden)*, 7f
Becton Bunny, Barton on Sea, Hants (SZ 25211 92687)*, 1f
Hamble Common, Hampshire (SU480062), 3f
Juniper Hill, Mickleham, Surrey (private land), 1f
Donhead St Mary, Dorset (garden), 1f
Bolnore,  W Sussex (TQ324226)*, 5-8f near pond.

16 July
Elhampark Wood, Kent (TR1670945889), 1f
Bilting, Kent  (garden), 2f
Benfleet station, Essex, 1f 
Adam Bridge, Audley End, Essex (TL521380)*, 2f visible from bridge.
Gloucester Golf Course (SO 84143 14405), 7f
Chorleywood, Herts (garden), 1f