Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Survey Reports 2017

Most recent first.

f = glowing females, m = males, l = larvae. * = Site not previously reported. NR = nature reserve. 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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23 June
Homestall Wood, Blean Wood, Kent, TR117587, 8f
Sandleheath, Fordingbridge, Hants, garden*, 1f
Danaway, Kent, garden, 1f
Trewoodloe, Cornwall, SX319710*, 1f
Shipton Gorge, Dorset, garden, 1f
Smallridge, Dorset, garden*, 1f

22 June
Stockbridge Down, Hants, SU378348, 42f, 6m seen over wide area
Wymeswold, Leics, garden*, 5f
Oakley, Beds, garden, 6f
Noss Mayo, Devon, garden*, 1f
Flushing, Cornwall, SW822339, 7f
Lydlinch, Dorset, garden*, 1f
Graig Wen campsite, Gwynedd, SH65371566*, 1f
Windlesham, Surrey, garden*, 1f

21 June
E Malling, Kent, garden, 2f
Nettlestead Green, Kent, garden*, 1f
Wirral Way, Willaston, Cheshire, SJ34897759, 2f
Barham, Kent, garden, 1f
Selsley Church, Stroud, Glos, SO82980375, 3f
Selsley Common, Glos, SO83000366, 6f, 2m
Elstow, Beds, garden, 1f
Dudswell, Herts, SP96141046, 2f
Storrington, Sussex, TQ09761403, 3f
King's Stag, Dorset, private land*, 1f
Brandon, Suffolk, garden*, 1f
Milton Abbas, Dorset, garden, 3f, 1m, 1l
Blackboys, Sussex, garden*, 1f
Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks, SP960168, 156f (1 hour searching from trig point)
White Horse Hill, Uffington, Berks, SU30038661, 4f
Hell Coppice, Bernwood Forest, Bucks, SP61191042*, 1f
Forest Row, Sussex, garden*, 2f
Wambrook, Dorset, garden*, 1f

20 June
Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon, SU724974, 61f, 5m (over large area)
Jevington, Sussex, TQ56940115*, 19f
Porth Dafarch, Anglesey, SH23437992*, 1 larva?
Haughmond Hill, Salop, SJ541134, 7f, 5m
Dunwich Heath, Suffolk, TM47736879, 1 larva?
Castell-y-Bere, Merionethshire, SH668086*, 1f
Ameysford, Dorset, garden*, 1f
Harlech, Merionethshire, SH57503055*, 1f
Shute, Devon, garden, 1f
Dinton, Wilts, garden*, 1f
West Winterslow, Wilts, SU229326, 1f, 1m
Swinley Forest, Crowthorne, Berks, SU87186538, 3f
Staple Plain, W Quantoxhead, Somerset, ST12094106, 2f
Redbrook, Monmouths, SO532105, 4f
Golden Cross, Sussex, garden, 3f, 1m
Ouaisne, Jersey, 49.1784N 2.18494W*, 10f
Letcombe Castle, Berks, SU383841, 2f, 1m
Merthyr-Mawr Warren NNR, Glam., SS87077733, 4m to MV light trap
Lackington Drove, Dorset, SY70519802, 8f

19 June
Bourton, Wilts, ST77303147, 10f, 1m
Sedlescombe, Sussex, garden, 1f
Rhandirmwyn Camp Site, Carmarthens, SN78054339*, 2f
Bream, Glos, garden, 1f
Bulford Camp, Wilts, garden*, 3f, 1m
Longley Green, Worcs, garden*, 1f
Heyshott, Sussex, garden*, 4f
Porton, Wilts, SU19323623, 2f
Bromyard Down, Herefs, SO671564, 2m to moth trap
Silchester, Hants, private land*, 1f
Canford Heath, Dorset, SZ042960, 7f
Dolau, Llanharan, Glam, imprecise location near CF72 9SA*, 4f, 2m
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, ST35216141*, 1f
Chaffcombe, Somerset, garden, 2f

18 June
Brasted Chart, Kent, garden*, 1f
Dursley, Glos, garden*, 1f
Bettws Newydd, Monmouths, garden*, 4f
Firsdown, Wilts, garden, 2f
Haugh Wood, Herefs, SO58743779, 1f
Horner Wood, Somerset, SS88914387*, 1f
Churn Hill, Blewbury, Berks, SU523836*, 1f
Chanctonbury Hill, Sussex, TQ13341199, 2f
Boldre, Hants, garden*, 1f
Whiteparish, Wilts, garden*, 1f, 1m
Crow Hill, Ringwood, Hants, SU19060415, 2f
Savernake Forest, Wilts, SU23386528*, 5f, 1m
Jerry's Hole, Herts, TL18783166, 3m

17 June
The Warren, Glos, ST55129288, 1f 3l
Heronsgate, Herts, private land, 3m attracted to moth trap
Sturminster Newton, Dorset, garden*, 1f
Luton–Harpenden cycle path, Herts, TL112194, 8f
St Michael's Drive, Otford, Kent, TQ 53820 59346*, 1f
Abbotstone Down, Hants, SU57783625*, 2f
Burton Bradstock, SY49798977, 2f
Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits, Cambs, TL485559, 1f
Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk, garden, 1f
Stourhead, Wilts (awaiting position), 2f
Wall of Lulworth Cove Inn, Dorset, SY82288003, 1f
Cobleland Campsite, Stirling, NS 53020 98854*, 1f
Sevenoaks Common, Kent, garden*, 3f

16 June
Hammer, Sussex, SU87173229*, 1f
Queen Down Warren, Kent, TQ828629*, 6f
Old Castle Down, Glam, SS90487567, 5f
Edburton Hill, Sussex, TQ2391126f
Padworth Common, Berks, SU630653, 2f

15 June
Great Missenden, private land by railway, 1f
Storrington, Sussex, garden, 1f, 1m
Great Blakenham, Suffolk, TM11665066, 3f
Cold Norton, Essex, TL84990036, 1f
Clay Hill, Burley, Hants, SU23350232, 3f
Ashover, Derbys, SK346628, 2m to lures
Westleton Heath NR, Suffolk, TM45956959, 2f
Millersford Bottom, New Forest, Hants, SU18691658, 2f, 1m

14 June
The Butts, New Forest, Hants, SU21151524, 2f
Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch, Anglesey, SH514717*, 6f [sorry, couldn't resist using the long version! --RS]
Boorley Green, Hants, garden*, 1f
Kennet and Avon Canal, Bowerhill, ST9216561402, 2f
Broad Chalke, Wilts, garden*, 1f, 1m
Frogham, Hants, garden*, 1f
King's Cliffe, Northants, TL00429761, 3f, 2m
Plwmp, Cardiganshire, garden*, 5f

13 June
Lands End, Berks, SU447833*, 1f
West Ginge Down, Berks, SU444837*, 1f
Thornden Wood, Kent, TR155635, females, number not stated
Bishop's Green, Berks, garden*, 3f
Warlingham, Surrey, garden*, 2f
North Warren NR, Suffolk, TM461598*, 1m to moth trap
Duddington, Northants, garden*, 1f
West Winterslow, Wilts, garden*, 2f
Charlton All Saints, Wilts, private land, 6f

12 June
Ashdown Park, Berks, private land*, 1f
Temple Ewell, Kent, garden, 1f
Kennet and Avon Canal, Avoncliffe, Wilts, ST80176001, 1f
Aldringham Common, Suffolk, garden*, 1f
Pen Y Cefn Road, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, SH729187*, 2f
Peterston-super-Ely, Glam, private land*, 26f

11 June
Bringsty Common, Herefs, SO70035444, 1f
Church Ope Cove, Portland, Dorset, SY69767118, 1f
Mellis, Suffolk, garden, 2f
Shadoxhurst, Kent, garden, 1f

10 June
Dunkeswell, Devon, private land*, 1f
Eastbourne, Sussex, private land*, 1f
Barton Broad, Norfolk, private land*, 3f
Soudley, Glos, SO65921033*, 1f
Basing Road, Basingstoke, Hants, SU657 529, 2f
Furze Hill, Fordingbridge, Hants, SU17081119, 1f

9 June
Fonthill, Wilts, private land*, 1f
Merthyr Mawr NNR, Glam, SS86297598, 2f
Salcey Forest, Northants, SP79355109, 3f
Westhay Wood, Northants, SP985978*, 1f
Fineshade Wood Top Lodge, Northants, SP979982, 4f
Silver Bay, Anglesey, SH288752*, 1f
Wootton Coppice Inclosure, S Hants, SU23800015, 6f
Ebley, Stroud, Glos, SO82630437*, 1f
Shaw Ridge, Swindon, Wilts, SU121862*, 1f
Overton Park Campsite, Derbys, SK 34632 62096, 1f
Gin Lane, Overton, Derbys, SK346621, 1f
Grange Farm, Gosport, Hants, SU58360037, 1f
Barnhamcross Common, Thetford, Suffolk, garden, 1f

8 June
Haddiscoe Marshes, Norfolk, TM45029936, 2f
Llangeitho, Ceredigion, garden, 5f
Brede Marsh, E Sussex, private land*, 1f
Dunwich Heath, SuffolkTM473467891 larva by day
Clowes Wood, Kent, TR12536426, 8f

7 June
Ellerburn Bank, N Yorks, SE8528481 larva by day
Stockland, Devon, private land*, 1f
Steyning Rifle Range, Sussex, TQ166111, 5f, 1m; TQ165113, 10f, 2m
Woolaston, Glos, private land*, 1f

6 June
Blean Woods NNR, Kent, TR09736026 1 larva by day
Codicote, Herts, garden*, 1f
Onehouse, Stowmarket, Suffolk, garden*, 1f

5 June
School Hill, Burwash, E Sussex, TQ67682472*, 3f

Bishopstone, Newhaven, Sussex, garden*, 1f

4 June
Midhurst, Sussex, SU89192045, 1l
Kesgrave, Suffolk, garden, 4f
Thetford Forest, Suffolk (awaiting grid ref), 1f
Pirbright Common, Surrey, private land, 1f

3 June
Bixslade Valley, Forest of Dean, Glos, SO60001028*, 1f
Aisholt, Somerset, ST177348*, 4f
Bruton, Somerset, ST674340*, 1f

2 June
South Chard, Somerset, garden, 1f

1 June
Tideswell Dale, Derbys, private land*, 7f, 2m
Slufters Underpass, New Forest, Hants, SU23490978, 2f
Litcham, Norfolk, TF88801735*, 1f
Kilburn Woods, N Yorks, SE508812*, 12f, 1m

31 May
Whiteley, Hants, SU53920995*, 1 larva by day
Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, TM16919726, 1f

30 May
Combeinteignhead, Devon, garden, 1f

29 May
Sedge Fen, Wicken Fen, Cambs, TL560709, 1 larva by day
Wembury Point, Devon, SX50114842,  1 larva by day
Shropham, Norfolk, garden*, 1f

28 May
Baylham, Suffolk, garden*, 1f
Bethersden, Kent, TQ91064028*, 1 larva by day
Meeth Quarry Nature Reserve, SS536085, 2f, 1l
26 May
Michelmersh, Hants, garden*, 1f

25 May
Cynwyd Forest, Merionethshire, SJ07624055, 1f
Milltown, Derbys, private land, 6f, 4m (to lures), 6l

24 May
Milton Creek Country Park, Sittingbourne, Kent, TQ90956529*, 1 larva by day
Oakhanger, Hants, garden*, 1f

23 May
Davy Down NR, N Stifford, Essex, TQ59318010, TQ59287987, 2 larvae by day
Richmond Park, Benfleet, Essex, TQ 7968681 larva by day

22 May
Eynsford, Kent, TQ5326556 larvae in daylight, 1 flying male landed nearby

20 May
Clipstone Old Quarter, Notts, SK 606 6701f
Filham Park, Ivybridge, Devon, SX64435505*,  1 larva by day

19 May
Crossways, Dorchester, Dorset, garden*, 1f

16 May
Hempstead, Kent, private land, 1 larva by day
Bringsty Common, Herefs, SO701354441 larva by day ; SO69825441, 1f

15 May
Tondu, Bridgend, Glam, SS88958371*, 1f
Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon, garden, 3 larvae by day

13 May
Haugh Wood, Herefs, SO5893711 larva by day

12 May
The Larches, Detling, Kent, TQ7895881 larva by day
Little London Woods, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants, SU386521*, 2 larvae by day

11 May
Bentley Wood, Hants, SU2602921 larva by day
Sandridge, Herts, TL15770975*, 1 larva by day
Piddlehinton, Dorset, SY 73639 98044*, 1 larva by day. (More results here)
Gain's Cross, Shillingstone, Dorset, ST84671028*, 1 larva by day
North Downs Way, Merstham, Surrey, TQ30035389*, 2 larvae by day

9 May
Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, TM16589732*, 1 larva by day

7 May
Woodbury Common, Devon, SY04178688, 1 larva by day
Moors Valley Country Park, S Hants, SU105106281 larva by day

6 May
Poltimore, Devon, 1f
Ashculm Turbary NR, S Devon, ST 14686 15754*, 1 larva by day
Glendaruel, Argyll and Bute, NS00148745*, 1 larva by day

4 May
Druce Farm, Puddletown, Dorset, SY7448995346, 1 larva by day
Piddletrenthide, Dorset, SY70844996591 larva by day

3 May
Wootton Coppice Inclosure, S Hants, SU23800017, 1 larva by day

2 May
Fineshade Wood, Northants, SP980598191 larva by day
Hartslock NR, Oxon, SU618879381 larva by day

1 May
Offham Hill, Lewes, E Sussex, TQ399115*, 1 larva by day
Holystone, Northumberland, NT94610202*, 1 larva by day

30 April
Salcey Forest, Northants, SP810511*, 2 larvae by day
Broad Haven, Bosherston, Pembs, SR9799411 larva by day

25 April
Woods Mill, Sussex, TQ218136, 1 larva by day

22 April
Llangeitho, Ceredigion, garden, 1f. Earliest record ever of a glowing female

21 April
Cheddar, Somerset, ST46585406, 1 larva by day
Stapleton Mire, N Devon, SS45831381*, 1 larva by day
Milton Mator Common, S Devon, SX854666*, 1 larva by day

20 April,
Kings Wood, Challock, Kent, TR0264981 larva by day

18 April
Battle Great Wood, E Sussex, TQ77021678, 1 larva by day

15 April
Newborough Warren, Anglesey, SH414627, 1 larva by day

13 April
Penallt, Monmouths, SO535095*, 1 larva by day

9 April
Charminster, Dorset,  SY 69779 93779 and SY 69744 94291*, 1 larva by day
Gollinglith Foot/Colsterdale, Yorks, SE14828130, 1 larva by day

6 April
Hole Park, Rolvenden, Kent, TQ83223268*, 1 larva by day

5 April
Puddletown, Dorset, 1 larva by day

4 April
Blean Wood, East Kent, TR121595, 2 larvae by day
Porthkerry Country Park, Glamorganshire, ST09196728, 1 larva by day

3 April
Cranleigh, Surrey, 1 larva by day

2 April 
Kenfig river mouth, Glamorganshire, SS793 832,1 larva

1 April
Devil's Dyke, Brighton, TQ263109, 1l by day

27 March
Moulsecoomb Wild Park, Brighton, TQ33140795, 1 larva by day
Hurstpierpoint, W Sussex, garden, 1 larva by day

26 March
Strumpshaw Fen NR, Norfolk, TG338063, 1l by day

6 March
Llanishen Reservoir, Cardiff,  1l by day

4 March
Blackheath, Surrey, 1l by day

19 February
East Ruston, Norfolk, TG339276*, 4l by day

10 February
Wicken Fen, Cambs, TL 56157 70576, 2l