Monday, 4 November 2019

Llanarth Garden

A few new moths for this autumn including a well marked Chestnut. 26 moths of 11 species.


Black Rustic
Feathered Thorn

Mottled Umber

Red-line Quaker


December Moth

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Ynys-hir in the rain

14 + species in the trap last night which was under cover due to the promise of heavy rain.
The + is for 4 carpet moths which are refusing to open their wings and the Nov aggs...but I am waiting patiently! The carpets are probably Spruce of Grey Pine but only time will tell.

Also, Acrolepia autumnitella a county first caught by a member of RSPB staff (Ellie) in the visitor centre yesterday, only tiny but very welcome!

Ina and Tony
November Moth agg. - which could be 3 species - 132, not counting the cloud that flew as I approached the trap.
Mottled Umber - 18
Feathered Thorn - 8
December Moth - 1
Merveille du Jour - 4
Spruce Carpet - 4
Yellow-line Quaker - 6
Chestnut - 4
Grey Pine Carpet - 2
Satellite - 1
Black Rustic - 3
Red-green Carpet - 1
Brick - 1

Feathered Thorn

Merveille du Jour

Mottled Umber

Mottled Umber

November Moth agg. female

Red-green Carpet


Monday, 28 October 2019

Cross Inn, Llanon

This Red Sword-grass was a ‘lifer’ for me this morning. It was also the only moth in the trap after a frosty night.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Second Generation Dark Arches

Another second generation Dark Arches last night, this time at Taliesin.
Thank you Andrea.

Wallog in October

Took three traps to Wallog last night but unfortunately one failed to light up for some reason.
Total number of moths from 2 actinic traps was 39 of 12 species.
Black rustic 5, Feathered Ranunculus 13, Yellow-line Quaker 6, Lunar Underwing 4, Green-brindled Crescent 1, Common Marbled Carpet 1, Spruce Carpet 3, Red-green Carpet 1, Red-line Quaker 1, Sqare-spot Rustic 2.
Micros Acleis laterana/comariana and Eudonia angustea.
Ina and Tony

Very worn Common Marbled Carpet

Feathered Ranunculus - (with his feathers on display)

Lunar Underwing - not co-operating at showing the crescent moon

Lunar Underwing - light

Lunar Underwing - dark

Lunar Underwing - dark with small ovals

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Cross Inn, Llanon

Last night’s moths were.
Mottled Umber, The Chestnut, Lunar Underwing (a new one for me), Yellow-Line Quaker, Green -Brindled Crescent, and November Moths (not pictured).

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Convolvulus Hawk-moth - Talybont

At last, we have one for the garden and only the second to make it to, and be found in, Talybont.  Still a few Nicotiana flowers in bloom in the garden, maybe everyone else in the area has a tidier garden than us?  Only four other moths; a Silver Y, a Chestnut and a Green-brindled Crescent.
Ina and Tony