Monday, 2 September 2013
Day off today so had a wander around a small part of Carmel NNR. To my shame it is the first time I have visited despite living near Llandeilo for 20 years! Devil's-bit scabious was looking lovely and despite it being overcast had abundant bees and hoverflies, including some superb carder bee mimics. Plenty of lepidoptera around too - painted lady, large and green-veined whites, red admirals, peacocks, small torts and meadow browns on the butterfly front. Moths were around too - this lovely gold spot nectaring on DBS:
Also seen was a fresh angle shades, plenty of silverYs, Agriphila straminella and a couple of micros that I would like help with please:
Terrible photo I'm afraid - accidentally left camera on f2.8...
Closest I could get in the book was Ypsolopha ustella?
Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks.
Posted by Vaughn Matthews