Friday, 21 April 2017

Llain, Cross Inn

Visiting friends I ran one white Hall-Robinson trap in their garden last night and the night before. Excluding the male emperors, the garden recorded 24 species on the 19th and 20 on the 20th. I have some pugs to chop, I'm not as good as Ina at id'ing them. Just under 30 species for the 2 nights effort and some very well fed bats. Topping the count list was Hebrew Character with a 2 night tally of 68, followed by Common Quaker with 47, then Brindled Beauty with 35. Nice to record Frosted Green, Lunar Marbled Brown, Powdered Quaker, Dark Sword Grass and Oak Nycteoline amongst the usual crew. The garden brambles that I helped restore back to the boundary had Stigmella aurella mines and inside the house (don't tell them!) there was Endrosis sarcitrella.Peter Hall
Llain: Dark Sword-grass

Llain: Grey Birch

Llain: March

Llain: Powdered Quaker

Llain: Yellow-barred Brindle
 

1 comment:

  1. Interesting collection of moths Peter. I am particularly interested in the number of Brindled beauty which you recorded in just 2 nights. If you look at this species in my macro moths document, its numbers have increased a lot in the last few years. There were 64 records from 1952 to 2010 and 158 records from 2010 to 2016. Some of this must be the result of more people recording moths, but the records from the RIS trap at Tregaron, which has been in operation for 40 years, also indicate increasing numbers.
    Despite all our trapping we have not had any this year yet!

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