Saturday 11 March 2017

Oak Nycteoline

For several years I have been looking for Oak Nycteoline. This morning at Ynys-hir I got my "lifer" and it was well worth waiting for. There are only 4 previous records for the reserve, all in 2007.

In total we had 118 moths of 22 species, 17 of them macro moths. Most numerous were Engrailed, Common Quaker, Chestnut, Pale Brindled Beauty, Brindled pug, March Moth, Hebrew Character, Dotted Border, Tortricodes alternella, and Acleris ferrugana/notana. Others were Red Sword-grass, Pale Pinion, Early Grey, Clouded Drab, Twin-spotted Quaker, Small Quaker, Double-striped Pug, Oak Beautry, Diurnea fagella, Acleris schalleriana, and a Beautiful Plume.

Tony & Ina

Oak Nycteoline

Pale Pinion

Red Sword-grass

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