Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Another good night

Last night the small actinic trap was in a far corner of the garden, where it snared a Gothic just over a week ago, and it caught another one.  Other notable catches were Lilac Beauty, a first for me, Small Emerald and|Small Dotted Buff.  Most numerous were Dark Arches (29), Double Dart (12),  Double Square-spot  and Burnished Brass (11 each), Riband Wave, Large Yellow Underwing and Uncertain also in significant numbers. 

Small Dotted Buff  
Lilac Beauty
Common Emerald
 

3 comments:

  1. Excellent to get Lilac Beauty - very pretty and seldom encountered. I've only seen 15 or so in 20+ years of mothing!

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  2. Yes....it`s a scarce, thin-on-the-ground Carms species. I think (without checking my paper records....a lesson there!) that I`ve only had it twice here at Tyrwaun, Pwll. Glad that all of us are seeing better numbers and more variety this summer, after the awful spring and wet 2012!

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  3. Thank you both, it's certainly a fine moth. A friend in the village found one in his greenhouse a couple of years ago and emailed me a photo, but I didn't see the moth myself so couldn't record it. Since then I've been waiting for one to arrive here - and it has!

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