Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Llansteffan Moths

I trapped last night 27th May and had 1x Currant Pug, 2xElephant Hawk-moth, 5x Brown Silver-line, 3x Silver-ground Carpet, 2x Light Brown Apple Moth, a Spectacle, The Flame, 3x Brown House-moth, a Poplar Hawk-moth that a great tit ate, a Pebble Prominent, 3xCommon Marbled Carpet, a Flame Shoulder, a Treble Lines, 2xBuff Ermine, a White Ermine, a Clouded-bordered Brindle, 2x Small Square-spot, a Rustic Shoulder-knot and 3micro's.  Things are picking up.
Forgot to add this Minor which one is it please


4 comments:

  1. Melanie. Good to hear that you are trapping, and keep up the good work. The marbled minor looks like a rufous minor, but they really need to be dissected to be certain....something that most of us don`t do.

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  2. Thanks Ian, I would have put it down as marbled. I probably have a trap out the weekend next.

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  3. The very rufous wings and rufous tuft on the back of the thorax suggest this is a Rufous Minor, but I've always struggled with this group. Jon's much better on them and wish he'd comment on some of our blog posts :-)

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  4. I started off in 2010 trying to put a specific name to Minors but spent so much time trying to decide the issue that I decided to record them all as 'Minor sp.', and have done this for the last two seasons. It would be nice to know what others are doing though.

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