Monday 18 October 2021
Sunday 17 October 2021
Winter is approaching. We caught our first November aggregate Moths, Mottled Umber and Flounced Chestnut for this year, amongst a total of 13 macro species, last night. The most numerous was the Chestnut in double figures and included our very first Pine Carpet.
Carolyn & Evan
|November Moth agg.|
Wednesday 13 October 2021
Saturday 9 October 2021
We caught an Oak Nycteoline again this year from our neighbour's woodland. A total of ten macro species included Merveille du Jour, Lunar Underwing, Chestnut, Red and Yellow-line Quakers and a plethora of Red-green Carpet.
Carolyn & Evan
Last night I had 18 moths of 8 species.
I recently downloaded the free app ObsIdentify and thought I would give it a trial.
Having taken photos of all 8 species I then put them through the app and it identified them all accurately. 1 of them it wasn’t 100% sure of (Spruce Carpet) but it did appear at the top of the list of likely candidates.
ObsIdentify will never replace experience and field guides but I must say how impressed I was with it. For anybody who needs a helping hand to guide them towards the correct page in their moth book it is well worth installing.
I’ve also used it to help identify beetles.
Friday 8 October 2021
The 14th Ceredigion record for this rare visitor to the county was found near Talsarn in a water container. It was rescued, dried out and has since recovered. The lady who found it described it as "walking up my sleeve, squeaking as it went". We have had 3 records since 2015, with none from 1983 to 2015.