Monday 4 July 2016

Rhos Llawrcwrt NNR

Thank you to all that attended a successful day at Rhos Llawrcwrt on Saturday, especially to David Woolley and his family for making us welcome.
We left four traps around the reserve and David set his own two in his usual places in the yard and garden.
Total (almost) species from the traps and from the daytime walk was 43 macros and 14 micros - plus Burnets and a very worn, not to mention deceased Pug which will be ID'd later.
We do not have many photographs from the day so if anyone would like to post their pictures please do. Unfortunately it will have to be on a separate post as this blog does not support photographs in the comments.
As most of you will know I do tend to favour the "little'uns" and to this end the photographs I am posting are of a small brown Tortrix... Phiaris micana.  There are seven records in the data for this moth, four of them from Llawrcwrt where is has not been recorded since 1986.

The results, in no particular order;

Macros:  July Belle, Silver-ground carpet, Barred-straw, Light Emerald, Straw Dot, Drinker, Common Lutestring, Ingrailed Clay, Bright-line Brown-eye, Smokey Wainscot, Flame Shoulder, Double Dart, July Highflyer, Purple Clay, The Clay, Uncertain, Green Carpet, True Lovers Knot, Brussels Lace, Small Dotted Buff, Heart & Dart, Map-winged Swift, Double Line, Pinion-streaked Snout, Snout, Mottled Beauty, Double Square-spot, Large Yellow Underwing, Flame, Garden Tiger, Beautiful Golden Y, Blood-vein, Peppered Moth, White Ermine, Elephant Hawk-moth, Buff Ermine, Clouded Border, Common Wave, Dark/Grey Dagger, Coronet, Green Arches, Scarlet Tiger, Cream Wave, Five-spot Burnet.

Micros: Crambus pascuella, Agriphila straminella, Hedya nubiferana, Celypha lacunana, Glyphipterix thrasonella, Bactra lancealana, Eudonia mercurella, Pandemis cerasana, Chrysoteuchia culemella, Scoparia ambigualis, Pammene regiana, Udea olivaris, Aphelia paleana (Timothy, for those who saw it) and last but not least Phiaris micana (photos).

Ina and Tony.

Five-spot Burnet

Phiaris micana

Phiaris micana


  1. What is happening re Narrow bordered 5 spot?

    1. I am confident that we saw Five-spot Burnets but I cannot be sure about the ones which may have been Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnets, so at the moment they are just "Burnet moths".


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