Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Scarce Umber at Llawrcwrt


 Nice to get something at least nominally Scarce, even if it turns out to be quite common. Its sole companion in the trap was a rather tatty Feathered thorn.


 


Monday, 9 November 2020

Rusty-dot Pearl

 This was in my trap on the night on 7th November, among 7 species of macro including 21 November Moth agg.

Rusty-dot Pearl

Macros included my first December Moth of this autumn.




Sunday, 8 November 2020

Talybont Garden

The warmest night for a week or so and some cloud cover instead of the bright moon we have had lately.  Don't get me wrong I love to look at a clear night sky, unfortunately the moths are not too keen to come out to play!

 Just three moths last night with a hope of more to come as the weather warms over the next few days.    Emmelina monodactyla, November Moth agg and Black Rustic.     Ina and Tony





Thursday, 5 November 2020

Oak Eggar Larva

 We found this small pre-diapause Oak Eggar larva on bramble in an annual attempt to tidy the garden this afternoon.

Carolyn & Evan


Monday, 19 October 2020

Moths at last

 After some very disappointing results in our garden recently it was good to visit some good woodland habitat. The result was 120 moths of 22 species. Most numerous were Chestnut and November Moth Agg. followed by Merveille du Jour and Grey Pine Carpet. Most surprising was a Small Fan-footed Wave, which has recently been producing a small second generation.

Tony & Ina

Merveille du Jour

Grey Pine Carpet

Grey Pine Carpet

Small Fan-footed Wave

Red-line Quaker

Yellow-line Quaker



Mottled Umber

Mottled Umber


Thursday, 15 October 2020

Cross Inn, Llanon

After a long lull, it was nice to find 10 moths of 6 species last night. The common Marbled Carpet decided to fly away before I could take its photo but here are the Spruce Carpet, Red Green Carpet, Satellite and Green Brindled Crescent.






Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Pale Tussock Larva

 We encountered this Pale Tussock larva crossing a forestry track near Artists' Valley today presumably on its way to pupate.

Carolyn & Evan