Alison, J.; Duffield, S.J.; Morecroft, M.D.; Hodgson, J.A.

Moth counts on chalk grassland and surrounding arable fields with agri-environment schemes in Hampshire, 2014

Results of moth surveys carried out at four landscapes in North-West Hampshire in June and July 2014. The data includes dates and locations of the surveys and associated counts for each of 180 moth species. Also included is information on site management, connectivity of survey sites to chalk grassland and habitat specialism of each moth species.

Moths were surveyed in light traps for 24 nights in June/July 2014 in four landscapes in North-West Hampshire. Each survey location contained a patch of protected chalk grassland habitat surrounded mostly by arable fields. Each landscape was surveyed for six nights, with two traps being placed on the chalk grassland and the remaining eight being placed on arable fields at a range of distances from the chalk grassland patch. Traps on arable fields were alternated between arable field margins and arable field centres across the six nights. Four of eight arable field margins in each landscape comprised an area of grassland habitat created under agri-environment schemes.

Publication date: 2016-04-29

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This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Alison, J.; Duffield, S.J.; Morecroft, M.D.; Hodgson, J.A. (2016). Moth counts on chalk grassland and surrounding arable fields with agri-environment schemes in Hampshire, 2014. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/a8819ca7-1d16-4acf-b27c-983a73e7a7cd

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2014-06-02    to    2014-07-22

Provenance & quality

Macro-moth surveys were carried out by J Alison. Trapping was carried out on good weather nights with min temperature >10Ë?C, max wind speed <20km/h and max precipitation risk <50%. Surveys were carried out using ten Heath style actinic light traps (15w) fitted with solar sensors for automatic activation/deactivation at sunset/sunrise. Traps were recovered in a different order each morning, with the first trap being counted at sunrise. Before being released at the site of capture, macro-moth individuals were identified on-site or photographed for later identification. Records were cross checked by a local moth recorder.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Jamie Alison
University of Liverpool
Department of Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour, Biosciences Building
Liverpool
L69 7ZB
UK
 Jamie.Alison@liverpool.ac.uk

Authors

Alison, J.
University of Liverpool
Duffield, S.J.
Natural England
Morecroft, M.D.
Natural England
Hodgson, J.A.
University of Liverpool

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Abraxas grossulariata Abrostola tripartita Acronicta leporina Acronicta psi agg.,  Acronicta rumicis Actinic light trap,  agri-environment scheme,  Agrotis clavis Agrotis exclamationis Agrotis puta Agrotis segetum Alcis repandata Amphipyra pyramidea agg.,  Amphipyra tragopoginis Apamea anceps Apamea crenata Apamea epomidion Apamea lithoxylaea Apamea monoglypha Apamea remissa Apamea sordens Apamea sublustris Apamea unanimis Apeira syringaria Aplocera plagiata Apoda limacodes arable field margins,  Arctia caja Autographa gamma Autographa jota Autographa pulchrina Axylia putris Biston betularia Broughton down,  Burghclere beacon,  Cabera pusaria Calliteara pudibunda Campaea margaritaria Caradrina clavipalpis Caradrina morpheus Catarhoe cuculata Catarhoe rubidata Ceramica pisi Cerapteryx graminis chalk grassland,  Charanyca trigrammica Chloroclystis v-ata Cilix glaucata Cleorodes lichenaria Colocasia coryli Connectivity,  Cosmia trapezina Cosmorhoe ocellata Craniophora ligustri Crocallis elinguaria Cucullia umbratica Cybosia mesomella Danebury hill,  Deilephila elpenor Deilephila porcellus Deltote pygarga Diachrysia chrysitis Diarsia mendica Diarsia rubi Drepana falcataria Dysstroma truncata Ecliptopera silaceata Ectropis crepuscularia Eilema complana Eilema griseola Eilema lurideola Eilema sororcula Electrophaes corylata Epirrhoe alternata Eremobia ochroleuca Eupithecia absinthiata Eupithecia centaureata Eupithecia haworthiata Eupithecia tripunctaria Euplexia lucipara Euproctis similis Euthrix potatoria Furcula furcula Gandaritis pyraliata Gastropacha quercifolia Geometra papilionaria Habrosyne pyritoides Hada plebeja Hadena bicruris Hadena confusa Hampshire,  Hecatera bicolorata Hemistola chrysoprasaria Hemithea aestivaria Hepialus humuli Herminia grisealis Herminia tarsipennalis Hoplodrina blanda Hoplodrina octogeneria,  Horisme tersata Horisme vitalbata Hydriomena furcata Hydriomena impluviata Hypena proboscidalis Idaea aversata Idaea biselata Idaea dimidiata Idaea fuscovenosa Korscheltellus lupulina Lacanobia oleracea Lacanobia w-latinum Laothoe populi Lasiocampa quercus Laspeyria flexula Leucania comma Leucoma salicis Ligdia adustata Litoligia literosa Lomaspilis marginata Lomographa temerata Luperina testacea Lygephila pastinum Macaria liturata Macro-moth survey,  Macrothylacia rubi Mamestra brassicae Melanchra persicariae Melanthia procellata Mesapamea secalis agg.,  Mesoligia furuncula Miltochrista miniata Mimas tiliae Mythimna albipuncta Mythimna conigera Mythimna ferrago Mythimna impura Mythimna pallens Noctua comes Noctua fimbriata Noctua interjecta Noctua janthe Noctua orbona Noctua pronuba Nola cucullatella Notodonta dromedarius Notodonta ziczac Nudaria mundana Ochropacha duplaris Ochropleura plecta Oligia fasciuncula Oligia strigilis Opisthograptis luteolata Ourapteryx sambucaria Pasiphila chloerata Pasiphila rectangulata Peribatodes rhomboidaria Phalera bucephala Philereme transversata Phlogophora meticulosa Photedes fluxa Phragmatobia fuliginosa Plagodis dolabraria Polia nebulosa Pseudoips prasinana Ptilodon capucina Ptilodon cucullina Rhodometra sacraria Rivula sericealis Rusina ferruginea Scopula imitaria Scotopteryx chenopodiata Selenia dentaria Sideridis rivularis Smerinthus ocellata Sphinx ligustri Sphinx pinastri Spilosoma lubricipeda Spilosoma lutea Stauropus fagi Stockbridge down,  Subacronicta megacephala Thyatira batis Triodia sylvina Triphosa dubitata Tyria jacobaeae Xanthorhoe ferrugata Xanthorhoe fluctuata Xanthorhoe montanata Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata Xanthorhoe spadicearia Xestia c-nigrum Xestia triangulum
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
2019-09-18