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 ?





6 comments:

  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.

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

    Regards,
    Dave

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  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.

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

    George

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

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  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!

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