Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Mullein wave

On another clear, cool night we set a couple of actinic traps in Arthur's front and back gardens in Aberystwyth. We hoped for more but got very similar catch to other recent sessions, 11 macros and 3 micros. The best was this Mullein wave, only the third record for Aberystwyth the first was in 1937 and the other in 1975, which happened to be a daytime observation by Arthur at his house. This is quite surprising since the moth is found in coastal locations, feeds on a variety of herbaceous plants and Aberystwyth is one of the most trapped locations in the county.
Tony & Ina with thanks to Arthur

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