Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Chilly, clear skies, full moon.... but still some moths
Trapped at Beili Rhyn, between Llangadog and Myddfai, last night (Tuesday) with a MV Robinson trap. I was a bit surprised to get over 100 moths but the early part of the night, before the moon came up and the temperature dropped, was not too bad. Sixty hebrew characters made up half the catch and amongst the 14 other species were 8 powdered quaker, 11 red chestnut, 3 early grey, 2 lunar marbled brown and a (rather early) lobster moth. Many thanks to Ben and Jen McAllister for supplying those essential ingredients - the electricity and the coffee....
Posted by Mat Ridley