Sunday, 31 August 2014

Imperfect mothing conditions at Pwll...

Put out a trap at home last night (30/8) but rather low moth variety - just a dozen macro species, including swallow prominent, black arches, sallow kitten, gold spot and light emerald (latter x5). None of the autumn `sallow gang` yet.
Among the few micros were the two below (confirmation or corrections appreciated please):

                                         Above: believed to be Epinotia ramella, a birch-feeder.

                       Above: is this just a brightly-coloured Timothy tortrix Aphelia paleana?

Visited a small raised bog near Hendy (SN50) yesterday afternoon, in the hope of replicating the records made at Llyn Llech Owain a couple of days ago, but none were found, in spite of much sweeping and beating of heather.

6 comments:

  1. Ian - you lucky man - that's a Cream-bordered Green Pea!

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  2. Brilliant - thanks George! ...about time that I had a new moth. No wonder I could n`t find a really satisfactory `fit` among the torts! A `macro masquerading as a tortricid` has happened to me before (and ignoring the oak nycteoline mis-ids), when I had a rosy marbled a few years back - Jon Baker`s eyes popped out when I asked him what was my puzzling tortricid!
    I`ve actually targeted cream-bordered green pea in the large areas of various Salix plantings in the adjacent Millennium Coastal Park, but obviously previously failed. Sam has had this species once in Pembs.

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  3. First for the County, isn't it?

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  4. Fantastic result, Ian - you must be in seventh heaven now! Good job George was on line (LOL)!

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  5. Very nice Ian! Definitely worth setting the trap still!

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