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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Moth traps at Keepers

Faye and David ran an MV and Actinic all night at Keepers, near Brechfa on Saturday night and with help from Jan and me IDed a good haul of macros and micros. 

Jan was in charge of the macro list, and I rather lost track: 60+ spp including Large Emerald, Devon Carpet, Twin-spot Carpet, Slender Pug, Triple-spotted Pug, White-spotted Pug, Goldenrod Pug, Welsh Wave, Bordered Beauty, Dotted Clay, Double Kidney, Slender Brindle, Small Wainscot and Pinion-streaked Snout.  I IDed 21 micro spp, including Coleophora argentula, Mompha rashkiella, Lozotaenia forsterana, Epinotia brunichana and Archips xylosteana.  The Chafer beetle Serica brunnea was a nice bonus.

At least 30 people including a good number of children attended this morning and asked lots of questions, so thankyou to Faye and David for organising the event.


  1. A nice haul of moths! Well done. Now that -perhaps!- the Brechfa moth`ers have possibly `got the bug` for `away from home mothing`, the options are endless.....what about those nice bogs/heaths on the ridge just south of Brechfa?!!! I`m sure that there are good moths there!

  2. I'm sure there are Ian, and on Mynydd Llanllwni. However, Keepers is very much not off the beaten track: it's the Forest School centre with mains electricity, whereas David & Fay live off-grid.