Friday, 16 November 2018

Woodland in November - Pale Brindled Beauty

Good numbers of moths last night at Ynys-hir. Eighteen species, sixteen plus two micros including the odd surprise.
Here are the highlights but not a complete list.
Most numerous; still plenty of November aggs around, Mottled Umber and 61 December moths, love 'em!
The big surprise was a Pale Brindled Beauty, also a Merveille du Jour just visible on one of the photos, Pale Pinion, Yellow and Red-line Quakers looking a bit tatty, Common Marbled Carpet, Silver Y, Spruce Carpet and Grey Pine Carpet.  Micros; Carcina quercana and Acleris sparsana.
Ina and Tony
Northern Winter Moth

Pale Brindled Beauty

Mottled Umber


Grey Pine Carpet

Mostly December

Common Marbled Carpet

Pale Pinion

Winter Moth

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Llanarth Garden

A very breezy night produced 34 moths of 11 species.
This included a well marked Satellite, a moth which I haven't recorded recently.
The other moths were - Chestnut, Yellow-line and Red-line Quaker, Red and Dark Sword-grass,
Merveille du Jour, Red-green Carpet, Feathered Thorn, November Moth agg. and a solitary micro Light Brown Apple Moth.

Feathered Thorn
Red Sword-grass

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Second Generations at Wallog

17 or maybe 18 species (one carpet that may be Grey Pine) on a windy night on the coast.
The first record (in vc46) of a second generation of Dark Arches and also of Ditula angustiorana, Red-barred Tortrix.
Others; November Moth, December Moth, Green-brindled Crescent, Heart & Dart, Black Rustic, Red-green Carpet, Angle Shades, Common Marbled Carpet, Yellow-line Quaker, Red-line Quaker, Satellite, Chestnut, Spruce Carpet, Acleris sparsana, last and also the least (size-wise anyway) Phyllonorycter messaniella.

Ina and Tony

Dark Arches - 2nd generaton

Red-barred Tortrix - Ditula angustorana

Phyllonorycter messaniella

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Autumn moths

We ran two traps at RSPB's Ynys-hir reserve last night and caught over 250 moths. Nearly 100 of them were Epirrita species (November Moth Agg.). Some of the 30 macro species were Merveille du Jour, Feathered Thorn, Satellite, Grey Pine Carpet, Spruce Carpet, Pine Carpet, Autumn Green Carpet, Large Wainscot, Grey Shoulder-knot, Pale Pinion, December Moth, Willow Beauty, Small Fan-footed Wave, Brick and 3 Vestal (see Sarah's post).
The 6 micros were Carcina quercana, Acleris Sparsana, Celypha lacunana, Hypsophygia costalis (Gold Triangle), Ypsolopha sequella, Calybites phasianipennella (smallest moth of the night, longest name!)
Tony & Ina

Calybites phasianipennella

Gold triangle

Merveille du Jour

Grey Pine Carpet


Large Wainscot

Pale Pinion


I had 14 macro moths from last night's garden trap which included this Vestal and another Brindled Ochre (a female this time).

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

L-album Wainscot and Brindled Ochre

From last night's garden trap:
Brindled Ochre (which I record here about once a year)
L-Album Wainscot (new for me)