Monday, 19 May 2014

Moths at Ynys-hir

Despite the early morning deluge we recorded 32 macro and 2 micro species at the RSPB reserve last night. Most numerous were Brown silver-line, Common marbled carpet, and Nut-tree tussock. Firsts for us this year included Peppered moth (a very dark one), White-pinion spotted, Small angle shades, Green carpet, Dark-barred twin-spot carpet, Cream wave, Pale-shouldered brocade, Grey pine carpet, Common lutestring, Sandy carpet, Scorched wing, Rivulet. The micros were Alucita hexadactyla (Twenty-plume moth) and Argyresthia conjella (Apple fruit moth).
Cream wave

Sandy carpet

Rustic shoulder-knot
Argyresthia conjugella

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