Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Historical Note on Brindled Ocre

Just been reading JW Tutt...Pratical hints for the field Lepidopterist(written in the early 1900's) and came across this in the October section..In The Halifax and Huddersfield areas Brindled Ocre is freely taken at gaslamps in the early morning and by 'dint of hard work ;on average a ton of stones(dry stone walls been favoured)must be moved to find one specimen......any one fancy a bit of dry stone walling????
There are no recent records of this species that I can find.

1 comment:

Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Andy
Read Collinsons book about this species and the Lancashire Lepidopterists who got caught and fined for demolishing a wall to try and find it :-))