I visited Ceredigion last week. Finally chose a dry few days. Stayed in a guesthouse near to Llanddewi Brefi, called Pant-teg and ran 2 traps there one night. 30 species listed here in no particular order: Pebble Prominent, Brimstone, Coxcomb Prominent, Least Black Arches, Small Phoenix, Pale Prominent, Common Wave, Clouded Border (including a weird aberration), Common White Wave, Hebrew Character, Broken-barred Carpet, Puss, Nut-tree Tussock, Flame Shoulder, Scalloped Hazel, White Ermine, Pale Shouldered Brocade, Dark Arches, Lesser Swallow Prominent, Grey Birch, Brown Silver-line, Broom, Herald, Common Quaker, Red Twin-spot Carpet, May Highflyer, Devon Carpet, Campion, Light Knot Grass and Syndemis musculana.
I also managed to run two traps at Cors Caron, albeit for only a couple of hours as it got too chilly. Small Phoenix, Hebrew Character, Knot Grass, Fox, Peach Blossom, Pale Prominent, Flame Shoulder, Brown Silver-line, Scalloped Hook-tip, Common White Wave, Broken-barred Carpet, Common Wave, Pebble Prominent, Poplar Hawk, Red Twin-spot Carpet, White Ermine, Clouded Silver, Nut-tree Tussock, Scalloped Hazel, Clouded Border, Eyed Hawk, Light Knot Grass, Pale Shouldered Brocade, Foxglove Pug, Devon Carpet, Narrow-winged Pug and Syndemis musculana. 27 species. No Ruddy Highflyers!
I still have a couple of micros to id. Not too bad overall I thought. Sorry I didn't make contact with some of you, but I have learnt that trapping there has to be a last minute decision and I run traps for around 3 hours only from dusk onwards. Peter, as per usual I will send you a full listing once the micros are id'd later in the year. The final night was spent in Carmarthen where I was even more successful, including a Sand Dart, a first for me.