Monday, 17 May 2021

Ynys-hir moths

 Just one trap at the reserve last night caught 18 moths: 10 macro species and 2 micros. Not great but this is often a quiet time of year. The following were firsts for us this year.

Tony & Ina

Pale Tussock

Scorched Wing

Lesser Swallow Prominent

Flame Shoulder

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Great Prom


My 18w actinic is bringing in few moths but I was pleased to see this one amongst last night's catch.

Apologies for blurry pic, not only is my Lumix LF1 on the blink but I am bound to take them in situ, not wanting to remove any from the site nor wanting to hang around for better light!  Hopefully I will get another in better condition; many of the moths are showing signs of wear now rain has arrived.

Also in the box: White-pinion Spotted, Scalloped hazel and some fresh Green carpets.  Brindled beauties are still coming in and there are the ever reliable and smart Brimstones.

Wildlife Trust woodland near Cardigan 

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Ruddy Highflyers.....

 are alive and well on Cors Fochno. We recorded 8 individuals in 1 small actinic trap.

Tony & Ina

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Grey Bogworm?

A few years ago I inadvertently introduced Luffia lapidella f. ferchaultella onto the garage wall. They've spread across the house and done so well that this one has taken up residence in the bathroom:

Yesterday it patrolled the seals on the window, presumably removing all lichen. Certainly preferable to Case-bearing Clothes Moths, which are also starting to emerge. 

Desperate to see something lepidopterous, I checked my favourite fence in Aberystwyth cemetery this evening and counted at least 29 bagworms.

Monday, 3 May 2021

Llanarth garden

 Even though it was a mild night it only produced 8 species - 

two of which were new for year.


Grey Birch