Friday, 6 June 2014

Cwmllwyd 5 June 2014

About 100 macromoths last night, of 30 species, including 11 FFY. Plus 6 micros still to identify; all micros likely to be firsts for site.

Brown Rustic 

Marbled White Spot 

Dark Brocade
(Moth of the night, I think)

3 comments:

  1. I trapped last night on MOD land bordering the Carms border but at 360m. Around 01.30 the temp dropped to 3C, so I called it a day, Between 2 traps I caught 2 moths,2 species - poplar hawkmoth and a dark brocade. Tonight its promising horrendous rain and thunder storms, so I shall be tucked up in bed, although I may be tempted to put out the Skinner under the chalet verandah.

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  2. Steve - nice record - I also had a dark brocade on Mynyd Du, at nearby Palycwrt in late May 2009.
    I`m hoping to trap (at home) tonight, as I`ve had some good moths in thunderstorms. I once remember putting out the traps on Mynydd Llangyndeyrn (near Crwbin) with lightning flashes all around. I retreated homewards (and to the pub) and returned the next morning, expecting to find the traps all blown up....but they were full of confuseds (and other moths).

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  3. Dark Brocade was also our main reward for the trapping session Ian, Jon and I had a Llyn y Fan Fach. I'll post a photo of the trap location! There are only 15 Carms records, so a good species.

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