Saturday, 1 July 2017

Small Mottled Willow

We ran two traps last night, one in the garden and one in an oak woodland not far away. The cool north-westerly wind kept temperature and moth numbers down a little bit, but the garden produced a Small Mottled Willow, rather worn but who knows how far it must have travelled to get here. This is only the eighth county record with the most recent ones being in 2010, 2000, and 1995.

The woodland gave us a lovely Cloaked Carpet, a nationally scarce moth which appears to be very much on the increase in Ceredigion in the last few years.

Tony & Ina


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