Thursday, 3 October 2013

Frosted orange

The Frosted Orange will always sound like the name of a 1950s lipstick to me, but today I met the creature in the flesh, at the Coed Phoenix moth trap, in Bronant.  Tony and Ina had kindly come along to set up their 2 traps with my single Heath, and in spite of the very heavy rain, we managed to get 125 individuals all in, which included 15 species that were new to us on the reserve, including:  Black Rustic; Chevron; Flounced Chestnut and of course, the Frosted Orange.  We send all our records to the Local Record Centre - WWBIC. We hope to get a lot more local people into moths over the next year.

Frosted orange
Sent by Chloe Griffiths

2 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful moth, I have always adored moths an live in the Aberystwyth area, over the year I have captured pictures of about 15 types of moth right outside my home :)

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  2. Amy, can you send copies of your moth pictures to our Recorder Peter Walters-Davies who will enter them in the County records. Email details can be found on the contact page. If they are day flying moths which you have found then they are always under recorded.

    Evan

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