Friday 28 December 2018


A change from December Moths, a Chestnut in the trap this morning.  Sarnau (SA44)

Thursday 27 December 2018

Boxing Day Woodland

In no particular order,  sorry, watched too much Strictly!
Winter Moth, Mottled Umber (including black form),Pale Brindled Beauty, Grey Shoulder-knot, Chestnut, Dotted Border, Scarce Umber (just one), N. Winter Moth, Mottled Grey, Dark Arches, Tortricodes Alternella and last - and also least - 1 Plutella xylostella!  10 Macro and 2 Micro species.
Ina and Tony


Dark Arches

Dotted Border

Grey Shoulder-knot

Mottled Grey

Mottled Umber
Mottled Umber - black form

Northern Winter Moth

Pale Brindled Beauty

Wednesday 26 December 2018

More December Moths

Male and Female December Moths in the trap this morning.  Sarnau (SA44)

Top, male and bottom, female.

Friday 14 December 2018

Winter Moth - female

This female Winter Moth emerged today from a larva collected at Ynyslas in May.
At the time it was a little 'green' thing hanging from a thread which I stuck in a pot with some leaves, Sallow I think. Winter Moth was my guess but it is very nice to prove it!
Now I had better get her outside somewhere... but she hasn't picked the best of the winter weather!

Thursday 13 December 2018

First Trapping since our move to Ceredigion.

Put the moth trap out for the first time since our move to Sarnau (SA44), and caught 4 December Moths, Poecilocampa populi, in our back garden.  10th December 2018

Looking forward to many more moth trapping evenings.

December Moth.

Monday 10 December 2018

Woodland in December

Just one trap in the woodland at Ynys-hir last night (the other one failed to come on!) but we recorded 68 moths of 5 species. Most numerous were Winter Moth (33), with Scarce Umber (19), Mottled Umber (13), December Moth (2), and Feathered Thorn (1).
Tony & Ina
Scarce Umber

Mottled Umber

Feathered Thorn