Sunday 4 October 2015

Bulrush Wainscot

With the prospect of a warmer night than of late we put a couple of traps on Cors Fochno last night.
A small 6w actinic light produced the best catch 14 macro and 2 micro species, the other 15w trap had a further 3 species but only 6 species in total....I like that little bucket!!
Amongst the catch some late Chevrons (7) were a surprise, our first Brick of the year, Pink-barred Sallow (15) and Heath Rustic (10) some showing the pink hue of a lot of Cors Fochno moths, the pick of the catch was a female Bulrush Wainscot and what a big girl she was!
If anyone out there can tell me what the gorgeous crane fly is I would be grateful, it came a close second to the Wainscot.
Small Wainscot

Bulrush Waiscot
Pinion-streaked Snout

Heath Rustic


Ina and Tony.


  1. Ina and Tony,
    What a good catch! We've had the same attractive cranefly on a couple of occasions and I identified it as one of the Hairy-eyed Craneflies- Pedicia rivosa. I believe yours to be a female.
    We had 15 macro species from 3 traps last night including two second generation species- Pinion-streaked Snout and Small Square-spot, a beautiful Merveille du Jour and the usual autumn collection.

  2. Thanks for that Carolyn, that's the wee beastie, I had started to trail through the species...didn't realize how many there are.


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