The latest Carmarthenshire Moth Group Newsletter is now available - see `newsletters` on the right-hand side of the blog page to access it. It comprises a summary of the most interesting records for the 2020 season.
Thursday, 8 April 2021
Friday, 2 April 2021
The actinic skinner trap placed at the back of my bungalow last night attracted a single Hebrew Character, which was inside the trap. No moths were found outside it; I put this down to a brisk, cool north-easterly which was swirling around the trap. On the other hand another actinic trap, situated at the front and sheltered from the wind, contained 47 moths of 11 species. Worthy of note were Mottled Grey, Early Tooth-striped, and this rather battered White-marked:
Thursday, 1 April 2021
A modest catch on Tuesday (30 March) has kept me busy ever since and with my fingers in ruins from scratching my wooden head. I still need expert help for two species witch are shown below. Only 14 species were found, but many of them were firsts for the site. Among these was this very striking Brindled Pug:
Wednesday, 31 March 2021
MV and actinic traps were set last night and attracted 100 moths of 13 species. Considering the conditions, which seemed ideal (cloudy, mild, light southerly wind, we don't get it like that very often here!) I'm a little disappointed. Nothing unusual turned up and only two species were FFY: Brindled Beauty and Early Tooth-striped:
Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
It's good to be back!
A massive crash of my laptop PC lost all data stored on it. Everything since moving down from the mountain was lost - fortunately, Cwmllwyd data was still on my old desk top machine, but its taken a looooong time and lots of pennies to get the laptop up and running again.
My first real mothing effort of the year took place last night. Only small numbers were seen and of mostly "the usual suspects" that others have already reported. Pick of the bunch for me was Mottled Grey, shown below: