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Tomintoul Moths

Organiser: BC Highland Branch

 

Target Species: Whatever we find in the traps

 

Date: Sunday July 2

 

Time: 10 am

 

Meeting place: Craigalkie Quarry on the A939 about one mile east of Tomintoul on the road to Grantown on Spey. There is parking space just off the road at the quarry. Grid ref: NJ 156194 (OS map 36 – Grantown and Aviemore). Late arrivals will need to park, then walk with care south along the main road (away from Tomintoul) about 200m to a fisherman’s path on the river side of the road and head down through the woods to the river.             

Description: There are outcroppings of limestone in the Tomintoul-Glenlivet area which support a lime-loving flora which is very localised in the Highlands. Our moth trapping will target such an area near Tomintoul since it is possible that there are moth species present whose foodplants are part of the lime-loving plant community.

 

This location was trapped as a BC event in 2016. We didn’t find any lime specialists but we notched up 65 species in total, including 7 macro-moths new to the 10km square. Most, if not all, of the 15 micro moths were also new to the square. This year we are running the event four weeks earlier in the season to see a different selection of species.

 

Approx. duration: 10 am until lunchtime, possibly later, depending on how many moths there are!

 

What’s needed: Appropriate outdoor clothing.

 

Leader name: Pete Moore

 

Leader contact details: email: tonuptwitcher@gmail.com  Tel: 07866 578079

 

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