Wednesday 31 August 2022


 A selection of late summer moths from our neighbour's arboretum last night.

Carolyn & Evan


Feathered Gothic

Autumnal Rustic

August Thorn

Tawny Speckled Pug

Hedge Rustic

Cross Inn

 ‘Lifers’ for me this morning were a Turnip Moth and Dark Sword Grass

Thursday 18 August 2022

Lesser-Spotted Pinion

An away fixture in Comins Coch, just over the hill, attracted my first Lesser-spotted Pinion on Sunday:

Also Pyrausta purpuralis, Meal Moth and Ypsolopha horridella.

New for the garden (Aberystwyth) on Monday was Cherry Bark Moth:

and this morning, Cloaked Carpet and Nephopterix angustella, a spindle feeder:

Monday 15 August 2022

Yellow-legged Clearwing

 This very rare moth was reported by Marc Hughes of the RSPB, Ynys-hir. It was discovered during some maintenance work on an Oak tree stump. This is the first county record for an adult of the species. Many thanks to Marc for the photos.

Saturday 6 August 2022

A very rare visitor to Ceredigion

 This Straw Underwing, Thalpophila matura, was recorded by Marc Hughes just south of Aberystwyth on the 3rd August. This is only the 4th county record, and the first since 1977.