Friday, 30 September 2016

...and another caterpillar...

...This time a fox moth caterpillar seen at Pembrey Burrows and Saltings LNR, one of several seen and spotted during some leaf-mine searching. (I`ve got a backlog of leaf mines to go through over the next few days or so!).

An unexpected find

At last I have won the battle with Google's and my computer's reluctance to allow me to post here!!!!!
My 92 year old Mother is in a local care home. She has a lifelong, knowledge and love of Natural History and has been following my Moth trapping with great interest. Today one of her carers pointed out a tiny moth high up on the wall (Mum is training them all to look for moths!) It turned out to be a Many Plumed Moth.
Common, but new to her and me and a source of great pleasure that she was able to add to my Moth List

Another caterpillar...

Can anyone help with this one please? Found in the food preparation area in a restaurant where my aunt works (I won't name it...)

Thursday, 29 September 2016

A caterpillar...

...spotted while leaf-mining in Stradey Woods, Llanelli this afternoon.

                                          Above: what I believe is a pale tussock caterpillar.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

A little gem at Burry Port

In a thin night's trapping, my most interesting moths were three Pink-barred Sallows and a nice Red-line Quaker - a first for me.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Rose-feeding Larvae

Two caterpillars are tucking into a rose bush in the garden:

The smaller one (pale green, yellow head) may well be Garden Rose Tortrix, plenty of them here, looks like some of the on-line images of larvae of this species.  The larger one (darker green/white, white spots, black head) I haven't been able to identify yet.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

A nice surprise in Burry Port

I was very pleased to catch this Pink-barred Sallow next to the trap last night.
When I emptied the trap in the morning I found this Yellow-tail lurking outside.