Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Trespassing into Morgan-land

While Ian was out in Steve's patch on the Black Mountain, I sneaked into his part of the county en route back from a meeting.  This produced 12 species of Micro including 7 new for SN50.  They were all pretty obscure things, including leaf miners, a Gelechid and a member of the Batrachedridae, and all are most easily found by diurnal beating rather than nocturnal trapping.  They included the madly long-winged Perinephela lancealis, the madly narrow-winged Batrachedra praeangusta, and the madly obscure Gelechia sororculella (these last two are easily 'swept' from Willow trunks in wet woodland.

 

2 comments:

  1. I was waiting for a counter-invasion! Remember though that `Morgan -land` (Glamorgan) also extends to the borders of Mons, so watch out!
    All useful records, esp the micros which are poorly recorded in SN50.

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  2. Should have said, these were from north end of Lower Lliedi Reservoir. Not somewhere I'd want to trap as I expect the carpark is quite busy nocturnally.

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