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Friday, 19 July 2013

Cnwc trapping at last

I finally broke through the child-induced tiredness to trap last night (18th July) and it was well worth it.  I only ran the MV until Midnight before switching off to allow the moths to disperse, by which time 68 spp of Macro and 37 spp of Micro had appeared.  Several only flew in briefly before vanishing, eg Green Arches.

Macro highlight was the first Gold Spangle (photo) I've ever caught: I've been shown one from someone else's trap before.  Other interesting species (for here) included 1 Oak Nycteoline, 1 Lesser Cream Wave, 1 Waved Carpet, 9 Double-line, 1 Triple-spotted Pug, 1 Least Yellow-underwing, 1 Phoenix, 1 Small Seraphim and 1 Map-winged Swift.

Micro highlights were Apotomis semifasciana (photo; which I must confess I've never even heard of before!), Paltodora (Monochroa) cytisella, Mompha conturbatella (photo; new to Carms I think), Mompha propinquella, 3 Anarsia spartiella, 2 Phlyctaenia stachydalis & 2 Ptycholmoides aeriferanus (photo; new to Carms I think).

I'm off to N Wales for a week mossing.  Please everyone keep the trapping up in Carms!!

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant that you`ve started trapping Sam! Some excellent records....get Mat Ridley to baby-sit for you. That way, we`ll stop him getting good records and you can trap more often!