Wednesday, 26 April 2017


Digitivalva pulicariae and a few Cydia ulicetana this afternoon.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Creigiau - 16 April

The only opportunity to put the box out for GMS was Sunday night. Turned out rather well with a min temperature of 8.5C resulting in 38 moths of 13 species, although 17 of these were Brindled Beauty!
Four species were new for the year - a fine looking Brimstone Moth, Brown Silver-line, Lunar Marbled Brown and my first ever Pale Prominent.
Brimstone Moth

Lunar Marbled Brown

Pale Prominent

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Creigiau - last night

Mid-week box last night. Temperature was reasonable (min 7.5C) but the wind was more than a little chilly. Well worth the effort though - 18 moths of 9 species with Angle Shades making a first appearance of the year and my first ever Mullein .... if my ID is correct.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Parc slip.

       Correct me if i'm wrong but I think this is an early Phyllonorycter
       viminiella. Netted along the canal path this morning.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Llandaff - 7th April

First Butterflies of the year  - 2 x Holly Blues feeding on Laurel Blossom.

Trapping in the evening was very cold down to 6.9C. A small catch, but I think the Waved Umber is new to the garden. The rest being V- Pug, Hebrew Character, Brindled Beauty, Common Quaker and Brown House Moth.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Cregiau - 05 April

Started the mid-week boxes again. 43 moths of 13 species last night, including 13 Brindled Beauty. First visits of the year from Nut-tree Tussock, Streamer and Purple Thorn.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Nantyffyllon today.

                             Several Adela cuprella in the sallow tops.