Thursday 25 July 2013

Ynys Las

Meanwhile I set a 60w actinic near the dunes last night which was the worst night for ages weather-wise but still caught a good selection of moths including 25 Garden Tigers, my first 2013 Least Yellow u'wings,a worn Scallop Shell and this Blackneck which was unusually small just 14mm. This is outside the range quoted in Waring but maybe the weather earlier this year had an impact as it would have been a final instar larva in May?
We also had a worn Lackey which reminded me to mention a large larval web in the hedge on the Aber-Clarach road which should be over by June but looked fresh enough a couple of days ago.
Note: the colour of the Blackneck is accurate in the first pic

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