Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Late or early?

Tempted by the migrants seen in Carms, I put the trap out a couple of times over the weekend. The only possible migrant was a Silver Y. I was more impressed with a Merveille du Jour, and surprised by a Heart and Dart - did it think it was spring already?

Merveille du jour

Heart and Dart

Sunday, 30 October 2022

Aberystwyth Cemetery

A circuit of the cemetery last night (since the forecast didn't look good for the trap) with torch and net. I was pleased to catch a Brick, which I don't see very often. Also Black Rustic, Rusty-dot Pearl, LBAM and T. acroxantha.



Rusty-dot Pearl

Tachystola acroxantha

Saturday, 22 October 2022


 To top off the recent migrants we caught a Vestal on 22/10/22 together with a Large Wainscot which must have dispersed some way to reach us [kindly amended by Tony from earlier misidentification of Bulrush Wainscot].

Carolyn & Evan


Large Wainscot

Wednesday, 19 October 2022

Hier soir, Aberystwyth

I put the trap out in the garden for a couple of hours yesterday evening before the wind got much stronger. It was worthwhile! Two french-speaking moths, in addition to a Silver Y, Square-spot Rustics and LBAMs:

Clifden Nonpareil, Merveille du Jour

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Brown-spot pinion

 I was feeling left out as well until this moth, which has been reported close by in previous years, paid a visit on Tuesday night!  Dull and brown blotchy....nooooo, subtle I say.

Garden above Aberporth

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Cross Inn

 Hooray! I’m no longer a Vestal Virgin!

My first Vestal last night plus my first Oblique Carpet for the year at my house in Cross Inn, Llanon.

Sunday, 4 September 2022

Llanrhystud migrants

 Silver Y, Rush Veneer and this Vestal at Llanrhystud this morning, perhaps thanks to the southerly winds.

Vestal moth