Saturday 10 July 2021

Rheidol Valley / Aberystwyth

 I set two traps last night, one at home and the other away, in mixed woodland in the Rheidol Valley. 80+ species in total. I was pleased to see several Satin Beauty in the woodland, as well as Purple Bar, Cloaked Carpet, Buff Footman, Scalloped Oak, Antler, Purple Clay, Slender Brindle, Pinion-streaked Snout, Pseudatemelia (Agnoea) josephinae, Spilonota laricana and Eudonia delunella. At home, the highlights were Haworth's and Freyer's Pugs, several Pammene fasciana, and a pristine Small Rivulet. Also my first Common Rustic this year, and a Phyllonorycter blancardella hatched from our apple tree.

Cloaked Carpet

Large Fruit-Tree Tortrix

Satin Beauty

Small Rivulet

Pammene fasciana

Haworth's Pug

Pinion-streaked Snout

Spilonota laricana

P. josephinae

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant Simon. Tony has just had his long awaited op, so we are very envious of your catch. In fact very envious of anyone with any moths at all!


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