Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Tissue Moth

Yesterday we recorded moths at Werndeg, up the Leri valley from Talybont, as part of a recording day organised by WWBIC, the Local Records Centre. We ran 4 traps around the meadows and woodland which caught 1236 macro moths of 90 different species. Almost 50% of those were Large Yellow Underwings which packed themselves like sardines into the egg boxes. The best of the bunch was a Tissue, only the 8th non-RIS record since 2000.
 Tony & Ina
Tissue at bottom-left

Tissue

3 comments:

  1. 600 Large Yellow Blunderwings? There must have been a plume of moth scales rising into the night.

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    1. 611 to be exact, by not sitting up we missed any plumes! but releasing them all so they could hide from the Robins was a challenge.

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  2. Fantastic catch and what a beautiful moth, good work. Hope you can produce another on Sunday!!

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