Sunday, 10 December 2017

Nant Oesglyn (SN71)

One of my summer moth trapping sites, right down by the stream in the ravine (centre of picture). Bit too cold today, though!

Friday, 8 December 2017

December at Maenol....brrrr!

So far this month I've clocked up four moths.  A December Moth and a Winter Moth came to the porch light on Sunday evening - I had decided not to bother trapping; in retrospect it would have probably been more worthwhile than on Monday evening when I put two actinic traps out and both were empty of moths in the morning.  However, there was one moth on an adjacent wall, I believe that it might have been a Scarce Umber, being a carbon copy of the ones which have appeared recently on the Ceredigion and Glamorgan sites, but confirmation would be welcome.

Last but not least was another Winter Moth which was resting on my woodshed window yesterday.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Cwmllwyd 5th December 2017

Probably the last trapping of the year, I think. Just 19 moths of three species; December Moth x 17, with singles of Winter Moth and Feathered Thorn. Time now to collate the year's data for dispatch to Sam. Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Llansteffan moths

I thought I would post some moths for i/d as I'm stumped on a few of them, and as no-one is moth-ing at the moment, the site is quiet.
All these are caught in July of this year. Many thanks as always.



These three are the same moth.



6  Scrobipalpa?

2, 3 & 7 probably the same one.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Pix x1

That's only because it was a FFY Winter Moth, one amongst a modest total of 22 moths that visited my two actinic traps on Tuesday night.

Most numerous were Feathered Thorns (10), followed by a couple of Epirritas, Chestnuts, Mottled Beauties and Yellow-line Quakers, singles of Red-line Quaker and Spruce Carpet.  Sadly no December Moths here yet.  No trapping done since Tuesday, it's been either too wet or too cold, or both.

I'm posting another photo of this moth in response to Dave Slade's comments:

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Wot, no pix?

Cwmllwyd,  15 November 2017. The MV trap in the alder grove attracted 26 moths of 7 species during what may be the final "warm" opportunity for trapping of 2017. All the species have been seen by everyone this year, so photographs are superfluous. Most populous were December Moth x 12, followed by Feathered Thorn x 5. Others were Red-line and Yellow-line Quakers, November Moth and Chestnut. Moth of the night, though, was a surprisingly fresh looking Silver Y. I don't recall ever seeing one as late in the year as this before.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Mystery Moth

Help needed with identifying this little chap, caught two nights ago. I'm really stumped. Everything similar seems to appear at least 6 months away!! Thanks in advance.  Jane H