Sunday, 6 October 2013

Salem

Haven't trapped for a while in Carms so thought I'd try and make the most of the migrant-fest that seems to be happening! Weather got rather cooler than expected but I was happy with my catch - 22 species including two of the ones I was hoping for. Commonest were common marbled carpet (14) and yellow-line quaker (12) and migrants were represented by a couple of dark sword-grass, rush veneer and a vestal (one of my targets). Other nice moths were merveille du jour x 4 (the other target as I've never caught one myself), brindled green, red-green carpet, feathered thorn, green-brindled crescent, flounced chestnut and red-line quaker. Just a couple of micros - garden rose and rhomboid tortrix. Gratuitous merveille photo:
Also, further to the hornet conversation - relatives of mine who live a mile or two outside of Llandeilo (New Inn) told me they had 5 hornets at their window on tuesday night and again on wednesday.

6 comments:

  1. Really nice `Merve` photo Vaughan, next to the lichen too!

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  2. PS - can I have a grid ref etc for the hornet sighting please? Thanks...just email it direct to me.

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  3. Thanks Ian - will send the grid ref through shortly

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  4. I think the lichen is Punctelia subrudecta - probably a new record for the square, judging by Theresa Greenaway's lichen maps today. <1/4 of Carms 1km squares have even a single lichen species recorded. It would be nice to produce a few moth maps...

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  5. It's on a pear tree if that makes any difference!

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  6. Punctelia subrudecta grows on all sorts of trees, as do the liverworts Frullania dilatata and Metzgeria cf fruticulosa that make up the rest of the Merveille's background!

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