Friday 16 November 2018

Woodland in November - Pale Brindled Beauty

Good numbers of moths last night at Ynys-hir. Eighteen species, sixteen plus two micros including the odd surprise.
Here are the highlights but not a complete list.
Most numerous; still plenty of November aggs around, Mottled Umber and 61 December moths, love 'em!
The big surprise was a Pale Brindled Beauty, also a Merveille du Jour just visible on one of the photos, Pale Pinion, Yellow and Red-line Quakers looking a bit tatty, Common Marbled Carpet, Silver Y, Spruce Carpet and Grey Pine Carpet.  Micros; Carcina quercana and Acleris sparsana.
Ina and Tony
Northern Winter Moth

Pale Brindled Beauty

Mottled Umber


Grey Pine Carpet

Mostly December

Common Marbled Carpet

Pale Pinion

Winter Moth

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Llanarth Garden

A very breezy night produced 34 moths of 11 species.
This included a well marked Satellite, a moth which I haven't recorded recently.
The other moths were - Chestnut, Yellow-line and Red-line Quaker, Red and Dark Sword-grass,
Merveille du Jour, Red-green Carpet, Feathered Thorn, November Moth agg. and a solitary micro Light Brown Apple Moth.

Feathered Thorn
Red Sword-grass

Saturday 3 November 2018

Second Generations at Wallog

17 or maybe 18 species (one carpet that may be Grey Pine) on a windy night on the coast.
The first record (in vc46) of a second generation of Dark Arches and also of Ditula angustiorana, Red-barred Tortrix.
Others; November Moth, December Moth, Green-brindled Crescent, Heart & Dart, Black Rustic, Red-green Carpet, Angle Shades, Common Marbled Carpet, Yellow-line Quaker, Red-line Quaker, Satellite, Chestnut, Spruce Carpet, Acleris sparsana, last and also the least (size-wise anyway) Phyllonorycter messaniella.

Ina and Tony

Dark Arches - 2nd generaton

Red-barred Tortrix - Ditula angustorana

Phyllonorycter messaniella