Tuesday 19 July 2016

Ynys Las and Fochno Sunday 17th July

From the top:the beautiful Archer's Dart; Common Emerald; Shore Wainscot; Short Cloaked moth; Suspected; Thyme Pug.
Dr Marc Botham paid us another visit and we enjoyed a warm productive night down at Ynys Las sitting with a 60w actinic and 2 MV's whilst the 6w and 15w boxes were on Cors Fochno.  In addition to the above stars we had 3 or 4 Rosy Waves, dozens of Brown Plume, 8 Garden Tigers (in a Heath!), Bordered Sallow and Bordered Beauty,White Line dart, Barred Yellow and Galium Carpet among the 90 species caught.
Micros were numerous and Peter H will be receiving some winter amusement from Marc!  Don't worry Ina you'll get the full list.
Thanks to Jane Kelsall for additional help in setting up and accommodation, to Bri for safely releasing the boxfulls of moths after processing and Tony Cross for guest appearance though we hadn't caught any Sandwich terns!
Also thanks to Mike Bailey and NRW for permissions.


  1. I shall look forward to receiving them. Am just doing a large batch for Marc right now.

  2. What a nice collection of moths. Only 7 previous records for Thyme pug, 2001 and 2010 were the only records this century. Also 5 of the 7 records are from Ynyslas. Only 30 records since 2000 for Archer's dart, all from Ynyslas and Cors Fochno. Only 12 Shore wainscot records since 2000, all from Ynyslas. Only 13 records for Suspected, all this century. Only 6 records for Rosy wave, just 2 since 2000 and again all from Ynyslas.


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