Saturday, 27 May 2017

Merthyr mawr last night.

                            Mottled pug

                           Micropterix tunbergella

                           Strophedra weirana.
                           91 species in all. Temp still 17 degrees at 2AM.
                           Highlights - Phoenix, Scorched carpet, Green arches,
                           Pretty chalk carpet, Waved umber, Alder moth, Broken
                           barred carpet, Orange footman, Carpatolechia proximella
                           and Incurvaria oehlmanniella.

Roath & beyond

Alder Moth & Small Clouded Brindle at Roath 26/05/17. 3 Silver Y this am. At Parc Penallta 26/05/17 Painted Lady, P. purpuralis, Silver Y, Mother Shipton & Burnet Companion. 
Small Argent & Sable & Argent & Sable, together for comparison. Not a great photo I'm afraid. (MCP & DRWG). 

Friday, 26 May 2017

Abercregan last night.


                 Beautiful snout

                 Silver hook

                  Alder moth.
                  47 sp in all, inc- Grey pine carpet, Red necked footman,
                  Golden rod pug and True lovers knot.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Merthyr mawr last night.

            Gynnidomorpha vectisana, 6 at dusk on the saltmarsh.

            Cream spot tiger

             Fox moth

             Lobster moth

             Rhyaconia pinivorana.
             47 species in total, inc - Seraphim, Light brocade, Alder moth,
             Treble lines, Shears, Elephant hawkmoth and Heart & dart.

Gowerton garden query

Had this in the trap yesterday morning, Wednesday, which I have put down as an unusually marked Gracillaria syringella. Does that look right?
Gracillaria syringella

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Llandaff North - recent trapping

Recent garden trapping has produced a moderate diversity of moths, but everything in small numbers. Highlights have included Orange Footman (3rd garden record), May Highflyer, Rustic Shoulder-knot and the intermediate form of Peppered moth (f. insularia).

Prettier than all of these was the Cherry Bark moth Enarmonia formosana which was on our porch window a few days ago.

Bactra species ?

Obviously hopeless with micros (and pugs) so once again requesting help with this one found in the trap at the weekend. Possibly a Bactra sp .... ?