Sunday, 30 April 2017

Llanrhystud 29/04/2017

In a quest for greater biodiversity (!) I set a trap on the coast at Llanrhystud. Not massively succesful in terms of numbers (7) but I had a couple of species that I'd not previously seen at Cross Inn - Brimstone moth, and Dark Sword-grass. Whether it was worth the walk is debatable - but I did see a really good sunrise as well................. Edit:- Having looked in Fowler, Dark Sword-grass is noted as 'rare before July'. Not sure if this is still the case??

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  1. The records show that they are most frequent in the Autumn. It is thought possible that some of the Spring arrivals may breed here, adding to the numbers of Autumn adults. The number of records in April pre 2000 is 1, post 2000 is 12. The number of records in May pre 2000 is 3, post 2000 is 28. Full details can be seen in the "Macro Moths of Ceredigion" report under the "Documents" tab.

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