Saturday 30 November 2013

Light Brown Apple Moth

Although our garden trap last night yielded only two December Moths and one November Moth agg we found what we believe to be a male Light Brown Apple Moth in the house.

Carolyn & Evan

Sunday 24 November 2013


Last night from a trap in an Aberystwyth garden the highlights were this attractive Brick and large numbers of Yellow-line Quakers.

Carolyn & Evan.

Sunday 17 November 2013

More Late Autumn Moths

We also put our garden trap out last night in the north of the county where the temperature dipped to 2.6°C.   We caught four December Moths, two Feathered Thorns and a November Moth agg (Epirrita sp) which unfortunately Peter we haven't kept for dissection!

Carolyn & Evan

Feathered Thorn
Epirrita sp

Thursday 14 November 2013

Common plume: Emmelina monodactyla

No moths in the trap this morning (not surprising considering the wind and rain last night) but there was this plume sheltering inside.

Thank you for your comment Peter. I decided to try to photograph the tibial spurs. Not a great photo but hopefully you can see the evidence.

Friday 8 November 2013

Yesterday I found an Angle Shades loitering in the ladies' toilets at the university, and the day before a 20 Plume moth in my bedroom.  Is anyone else seeing more moths coming indoors?

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Moths Count newsletter

For anyone who has not seen this information click on the following link Latest moths count newsletter from Butterfly Conservation. It gives a summary of the mothing year and gives details of the next moth recorders meeting.

Saturday 2 November 2013

Brindled Ochre Distribution Map


Another good record.  You must have some Hogweed or Wild Angelica growing in the area.