Saturday, 8 June 2013

Penclawydd WWT

A trap run overnight at WWT (thanks to Nigel Williams) produced my best catch of the year with a total of 79 species, highlights being; Mompha locupletella 3, Ancylis badiana 1, Epiblema scutulana 3, Ringed China-mark 4, Figure of Eighty 7, Oblique Carpet 1, Broken-barred Carpet 1, Seraphim 2, Small Seraphim 2, Yellow-barred Brindle 2, Eyed Hawk-moth 3, Sallow Kitten 3, Lesser Swallow Prominent 1, Swallow Prominent 3, Dark Sword-grass 1, Dog's Tooth 30 (including 1 f. dissimilis), Lychnis 2, Poplar Grey 2, Alder Moth 2, Coronet 1, Vine's Rustic 3 & Gold Spot 3. Non-leps included the diving beetle Ilybius ater 1 and several species caddis the best being the aptly named Phryganea grandis 2 & Mystacides longicornis ~30.
Caloptilia syringella
Mompha locupletella
Seraphim
Dog's Tooth f. dissimilis
Phryganea grandis

2 comments:

  1. Well done!
    You should trap in Carmarthenshire more often Barry, to recreate your early 1990s sucesses! (especially now that Glamorgan has an imminent moth book on the way).
    I can point you, or any other wandering Glamorgan moth`er, to some good sites....

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  2. Thanks, Barry. Looking forward to seeing what we get tomorrow too at the BioBlitz. Dominic

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