Sunday, 19 October 2014

Cwmllwyd 18 October 2014

Despite the promising forecast, the weather turned out to be quite foul here last night. Torrential downpours and gales of wind occurred, more or less from the moment I set the trap. The result was zero moths of zero species - and that's a First For Year for Cwmllwyd! The trap did, however, attract about half-a-million flies (none identified and quantity merely a somewhat rough estimate) and a very busy Robin feeding on them well before dawn.

Even so, nevertheless, and notwithstanding the aforementioned, we were visited indoors by this:

Agonopterix heracliana

and a November Moth was on the sitting room window!

3 comments:

  1. My three home traps were useless too - and I also was surprised to see the heavy showers in the evening -which were not forecast -though they stopped by c 9.30pm and it was dry, but very windy, thereafter. However, one trap that I`d placed in a nearby small cwm and another very close-by did have half-decent numbers of moths though, but nothing particularly exciting (three common migrants) and a couple of FFYs for me. Will blog later or tomorrow.

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  2. Wow Steve half a million flies is a record in itself lol..... I did trap also and had four moths, it didn't rain all night here but was very windy, on the patio where I trap it's more sheltered.

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  3. Half-a-million may be a slight exaggeration - but there were at least a couple of hundred!

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