Wednesday 13 February 2019

Ynys-hir in February

The first mild night for a while was very kind to us as far as moths were concerned.
Two of Tony's target favourites turned up...(hope you like the alliteration!) Oak Nycteoline and Small Brindled Beauty.  Other species were Pale Brindled Beauty, Spring Usher, Dotted Border, Chestnut, March Moth, Oak Beauty, Mottled Grey, Clouded Drab, Hebrew Character, Satellite and 2 Pugs Double-striped and Brindled
Micro species; Tortricodes alternella (181 almost one third of the catch), Acleris literana, A.cristana, A.ferrugana and/or A.notana, Agonopterix ocellana and yeatiana, Ypsolopha ustella.
Thirteen macro species and 7 or 8 micros.  In total we had 547 individuals 254 of these were in a 6w bucket in woodland, habitat is everything.
Ina and Tony.
Acleris cristana

Acleris literana

Agonopterix ocellana

Agonopterix yeatiana

Clouded Drab

March Moth

Oak Nycteoline

Small Brindled Beauty

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