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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Moth Morning at Llyn Llech Owain

It's Wales Biodiversity Week this week and I arranged to have a 'Moth Morning' at Llyn Llech Owain CP. We set the Robinson last night close to the round tower visitor centre. We probably lost a lot of moths as no one could be there at the crack of dawn but we had enough variety to show the public a range of moths down by the cafe during the morning. It was good to see quite a bit of interest and even a couple of people asking about traps - one I'm going to lend a trap to and another send details of how to construct a Skinner as they were so keen! Twenty-odd species identified -it was quite hard to ID and chat to people - I'll put a couple of photos usp late for help with ID. Some new species for me though which was good - not rare but interesting: Bright-line Brown-eye, Coxcomb prominent, Marbled brown, Marbled white spot. We chatted to a group that included a woman from the Philippines - it was very funny how unimpressed she was with an elephant hawk moth - tiny compared to moths found there! You can't impress everyone! Isabel

1 comment:

  1. You did well to catch moths last night Isabel - as it was quite cold and clear. There is also an actinic trap at LLO - in case it may be of use in the future.