Wednesday 30 July 2014

Rosy marsh moths

Last night on Cors Fochno we had our first Rosy marsh moths for this year. There were 308 macro moths (only 7 of them were Rosy marsh moths) of 47 species. most numerous were Large yellow underwing, Dark arches, True lover's knot, Smoky wainscot, Scarce footman, Flame shoulder, and Dingy footman. Others of note were Marsh oblique-barred, White line dart, Sallow kitten, Dotted clay, Chevron, Canary-shouldered thorn, Least yellow underwing, Small rufous, Round-winged muslin, Small wainscot.

Sallow kitten

Round-winged muslin

Rosy marsh moth
There were only 18 micro moths of 11 species including several grass moths, Eudonia pallida and mercurella, Agonopterix heracliana and ocellana, Helcystogramma rufescens, and what may be Bactra lacteana but we need to get this confirmed.
Helcystogramma rufescens

Possible Bactra lacteana

Eudonia pallida
Tony and Ina

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