Friday, 24 April 2015

Not as good as I`d hoped...

The weather forecast changed from that predicted early yesterday (mostly cloudy overnight) to one where it remained clear for about the first half of the night. Consequently, instead of a `multiple trap job` at several sites, I only trapped at Furnace Quarry, Llanelli. There were fairly moderate numbers in the two actinics that were left at this site, and I have combined the results.
There were 24+ species, including several personal FFYs (muslin moth x 3, peppered moth, pebble prominent, flame shoulder, shuttle-shaped dart, shoulder stripe, least black arches, brown silver-line...all common species). Two frosted greens were better than the usual singletons that are normally caught.
The weather for trapping actually looks far better tonight (re-check your local forecast later though!) and I`m sure that several local weekend trappers will put out their traps.

                                                        Above: least black arches.

1 comment:

  1. Seems to me that you did rather well. I've only seen one of the FFYs listed above so far this year.

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