Sunday, 24 November 2019

Ynys-hir in November

We managed a couple of traps in the woodland last night, even though neither of us are firing on all cylinders at the moment.
Eleven species found and as usual at this time of year November Moth group were the most numerous with 66 counted.  Others; Scarce Umber 10, Feathered Thorn 34, Mottled Umber 12, Red-green Carpet 1, December Moth 17, Spruce Carpet 6, Chestnut 5, Winter Moth 5, Yellow-line Quaker 2 and Grey Pine Carpet 1.
It is easy at this time of year to miss the start of the Winter Moth, (especially if you are in a hurry) and count them in with Nov. agg. but size is a good indicator. The same with some plainer forms of Mottled Umber and Scarce Umber as the illustration in the field guide does give the impression S.U. is lighter in colour than it is here in Ceredigion.
Ina and Tony
December Moth

Spruce Carpet
Grey Pine Carpet

Scarce Umber

Scarce Umber


Winter Moth

Winter Moth


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