Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Moth trap 8th October

A surprisingly good catch last night - 61 macro moths of 20 species: Common Marbled Carpet X 13; Dark Sword-grass X 2; LYU; Set. Hebrew Character X 8; Black Rustic X 8; Blair's Shoulder-knot X 3; Feathered Ranunculus X 5; Beaded Chestnut X 2; Angle Shades X 3; Pale Mottled Willow; Silver Y X 2; Flounced Chestnut; Turnip Moth; Red-line Quaker X 3; Grey Shoulder-knot; Yellow-line Quaker; Red-green Carpet X 2; Brown-spot Pinion; Green-brindled Crescent; and Merveille du Jour X 2.  Also, a Rush Veneer in the Micros.

Rush Veneer

Flounced Chestnut

4 comments:

  1. Nice list Sarah. Were there any other micros apart from Rush Veneer?
    Weather turning colder, so we had better make the most of it.

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  2. Yes, that was a spectacular catch compared with the meagre turn-out here, in northern Carmarthenshire, a couple of miles east of Llandysul, on Tuesday night. I was particularly interested in the Brown-spot Pinion. This species turns up occasionally in this area (I had one one Sunday night), but has not been caught elsewhere in the county nor, apparently, in Glamorgan. I wonder how it fares in Ceredigion, presumably it's not a first for you? Kind regards, Chris (regular contributor to the Carmarthenshire Blog)

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  3. Sarah, I have just delved into your site's blog archive and think that my question has been answered! It would be interesting to know where you are trapping. As far as I know there are just two of the Carms. moth-ers who have had BSPs recently, myself and Sally Hall, who traps not far away from me in Saron, south-east of Newcastle Emlyn. I think that she has had several this autumn, and Sunday's was my second.

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  4. Hi Chris. Thanks for the comments. Re: B-sPs - I've had them in my trap here in Aberporth 4 times this year (my first year of trapping), making a total of 7 moths. Interesting to hear about your records - I'll check out the Carmarthenshire Blog.....

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