Sunday, 9 August 2020

Pretty Chalk Carpet

 The 4th Ceredigion record of Melanthia procellata in the garden trap this morning.  Totally out of habitat but not on it's own in that respect as the warm night has encouraged dispersal of a few species. We haven't finished counting yet!

Ina and Tony

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Meal Moth

 We found this attractive Meal Moth (Pyralis farinalis) in our kitchen this morning.  We suspect it is related to our bulk Red Cross delivery of bread flour from our family during lockdown!  We were challenged initially because of its size and upturned abdomen simulating a male Geometer. 

Carolyn & Evan

Beautiful China-mark

I found this little beauty apparently dead and stuck on the wall in a dim corner of a bedroom. I wasn't very pleased with this photo, but when I wnt back to try again it had gone. Happily not quite as dead as I had thought, though try as I could I have failed to find it again.

Acrobasis advenella

 Catching numbers of these recently, quite pretty, big enough to see and with a name I can almost remember!

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Alder Moth Larva

We found this Alder Moth larva crossing our road this afternoon and stopped the traffic to photograph it.

Evan & Carolyn

Monday, 3 August 2020

Little visitor to the garden

Now I know lots of you are not set alight by micros but to me this was the highlight of the catch last night.
Hardly a big moth being c4mm from the top of his hair-do to the fringe of his wings, easily missed in the bottom of a trap among the midges.  Luckily Tony spotted this one and I am phoning the opticians later!!
Ladies and gentlemen I give you...Bucculatrix nigricomella.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Away from the trees

I trapped last night on a path through rough grassland and shrubs, not expecting a huge catch. Nevertheless, I was pleased to see these in the trap, by morning:

Small Wainscot, I believe

Oak Hook-tip

Pebble Hook-tip

Dark Marbled Carpet, or Common MC?

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

Cloaked Carpet

LBBYU, aka A snappy dresser!