Wednesday 23 March 2022

Spring moths at Ynys-hir

 What a difference a light makes! We ran an MV Robinson trap last night and recorded 223 moths of 23 different species. The vast majority were Common Quaker (71) and Small Quaker (65). Other common Spring moths were: Clouded Drab (17), Hebrew Character (13), Chestnut (10), Oak Beauty (10), Twin-spotted Quaker (6), Early Grey (6), Brindled Pug (4), Dotted Border (1), Herald (1), March Moth (3), Early Thorn (2), Engrailed (2), Yellow Horned (1).

Firsts for us this year were: Double-striped Pug, Red Chestnut, Pale Pinion (2), Water Carpet.

The micros were: Diurnea fagella (4), Dyseriocrania subpurpurella, Caloptilia stigmatella, Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella.

Tony & Ina

Water Carpet

Red Chestnut

Pale Pinion

Double-striped Pug

Caloptilia stigmatella

Dyseriocrania subpurpurella

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