Tuesday, 2 July 2013
Ian is of course right about the need to get out and about with the moth trap to see new moths (recent Comment). I trapped last night at Felin y coed, between Taliaris and Cwm Ifor, home of Mike and Kate Jenkins. A range of woodland and damp meadow habitats. Caught about 160 moths of 45 species - thanks to Kate and Lowri for help handling the catch so I could get off to work on time! Unexpectedly at the top of the table was Brussels lace (26), followed by blood-vein (16), double line (15) and clouded border and buff ermine on 10. Most of the rest 5 or fewer, including scorched wing, gold spot, campion and oblique carpet. Later in the morning, before the rain set in, a handful of meadow browns and ringlets in meadows south of Whitland.
Posted by Mat Ridley