Sunday, 15 April 2018

Eager return from the Easter break

Having spent the Easter break away from my trap, it was fair to say I was desperate to get her out and running again now that spring has finally arrived! Happy to see a bit of diversity again - 3 micro and 6 macro species last night.
Joe Parker

Double-striped Pug

Pine Beauty 

Caloptilia stigmatella


6 comments:

  1. We just don't seem to be getting many micros at the moment Joe, not even a LBAM! What were your other two?

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  2. Pine Beauty is quite rare in Ceredigion with an average of 4 records per year in the last 10 years. Only 2 records in 2017.

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  4. Blimey, I also had a male Diurnea fagella and Bedellia somnulentella. I had 2 Pine Beauty in the trap that night as well!

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  5. Hi Joe, you may also be surprised to know that your Bedellia somnulentella is only the second record for an adult in vc46. Usually recorded as a mine. The first adult was recorded just round the corner from you! Although I think I may have taken one out of the trap at IBERS this morning.

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