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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Llansteffan Moths

I trapped last night on advice of Ian and Sam as to not to stop trapping yet.  It was good advice as I had 21 moths, 17 more than last trap on Wednesday 24th. A Dusky Thorn, 5 Snout, a Common Marbled Carpet, a Black Rustic, 3 Light Brown Apple Moths, a Green Carpet, Eudonia angustea, Eudonia pallid, 2 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 2 Beaded Chestnut, 2 Large Yellow Underwing, a Willow Beauty and three I can't id photo's attached.
First two are the same moth, many thanks as usual.

pallida ?


  1. Glad that you did n`t give up Melanie. I trapped again last night (Sunday) for the second night running and had some really good moths. If the weather is appropriate tonight (Monday), I REALLY RECOMMEND trapping (esp at a coastal site such as Llansteffan), as the good moths that I had here at Pwll were four migrant species, two of them `real goodies`. I`ll hopefully blog later today.

  2. Mel,
    The first two are Bactra sp. (probably lancealana), and the third is a male Epiphyas postvittana.


  3. Thanks Dave, I wondered if it was Light Brown Apple but wasn't sure, I do get a lot of these and they look like the ones in the book.

  4. Don't think you'll get many takers for the last one!


  5. Did you photo the Eudonia pallida? Very rare in carms.

  6. I'm trapping tonight at my alternative site as Ian is sooooo excited about what he's caught, so I'm trying for goodies also........ Photo of pallid on it's way!