Sunday, 12 April 2015

Salem

I didn't trap this weekend but found this micro waiting on the wall nonetheless. Is it the catchily-named Semioscopis steinkellneriana? If so, I think it's a new one for me. Apologies for the lack of close-up - I only had my phone on me.

Here's a table of the previous records, plus the only two S avellanella we've had.
20/03/1983 Semioscopis avellanella n/c Ty'r Ysgol, Rhandirmwyn
26/03/1983 Semioscopis avellanella n/c Ty'r Ysgol, Rhandirmwyn
26/04/2004 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 Nantgwyn, Trawsmawr
14/04/2003 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 6 Pembrey Forest
20/04/2002 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 4 Pembrey Forest
10/05/2002 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 Pembrey Forest
16/04/2003 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 Pembrey Forest
21/04/2005 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 Pembrey Forest
12/04/2009 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 Pembrey Post Office
07/04/2011 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 Maenol
22/04/2011 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 Maenol
31/03/2012 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 Maenol
04/05/2012 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 Maenol
02/05/2014 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 Cnwc-y-llwyn, Brechfa
07/05/2008 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 National Botanic Garden of Wales
17/04/2008 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 Gelly, Rhydcymerau (Julian's)
11/05/2008 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 Gelly, Rhydcymerau (Julian's)
15/04/2006 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 Rhydcymerau
11/05/2006 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 Rhydcymerau
21/04/2009 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 Garn (Wild Cherry Wood)
10/04/2009 Semioscopis steinkellneriana 1 Garn (Bramble Glade)
06/05/2013 Semioscopis steinkellneriana n/c Cwmllwyd

5 comments:

  1. This novice believes you're right.

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  2. It looks like that in my new Chris Manley book Vaughn. I don`t think that I`ve personally had this species, though I note that someone in Somerset (see their blog) recorded it late last week too.

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  3. Nice. I've never seen it in Wales.

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  4. I've had S steinkellneriana here on four occasions, but not since 2012 (4 May, last record). Nice one Vaughn, I'd love to see it again - wonderfully vivid features.

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