Wednesday 24 June 2015

Hay meadow and Red-tipped clearwing

We were very lucky to be able to trap in some lovely hay meadows a couple of miles up the valley from Talybont. The view at 6:30 this morning was stunning:

The meadows are full of Yellow rattle and we were hoping to see Grass rivulet, but no joy there. We did have 22 species including lots of Double line, White ermine and Mottled beauty. Also Grass emerald, Shoulder-striped wainscot and our first Large yellow underwing of the year.

Grass emerald

Yesterday we checked out a known site for Red-tipped clearwing on Cors Fochno. Using a pheromone lure we quickly saw 4 males. We potted one for a photograph but it refused to sit still so apologies for the clarity of the shot.

Tony & Ina

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