Sunday 26 January 2020

Acleris cristana

Just to inspire you into action at this time of year, this little un was found a couple of nights ago by one of Ceredigion's  newer moth-ers in the Llangeitho area.
A Tortrix moth that can be found in most months of the year, the book says not June but in the current climate anything can happen.  Most records for the county are February to April so now would be a good time to look out for them.
Favoured larval foodplant is Prunus spinosa, (Blackthorn) but also on Crataegus (Hawthorn), Malus (Apple) or Sorbus aria (Common Whitebeam).
Good hunting.

Acleris cristana - photo P.Barnes.

Wednesday 22 January 2020

January Moths at Ynys-hir

Seven macro and two micro species last night.  A few photos below but seem to have forgotten the Mottled Umber of which there were 10.
Pale Brindled Beauty 4, including one f.monacharia.
Spring Usher 11.
Chestnut 15.
Dark Chestnut 1.
Winter Moth 3.
Dotted Border 3.
Tortricodes alternella 14.
Acleris ferrugana 1 (m).
Acleris ferrugana

Dark Chestnut - Chestnut.

Dark Chestnut - not the best example as termen is worn.

Dotted Border

Pale Brindled Beauty

Pale Brindled Beauty

Spring Usher

Tortricodes alternella

Winter Moth

Saturday 4 January 2020

First Micro of 2020

Well it quite often is!  Tortricodes alternella.  Other species found last night; Spring Usher, Mottled Umber, Winter Moth, Chestnut.
Some absolutely terrible photos below... a combination of small compact camera, bad light and rubbish photographer, in other words me! 😂
Ina and Tony (Can't blame him for photos)


Mottled Umber

Spring Usher

Tortricodes alternella