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Friday, 5 June 2015

A modest catch.

I set up the MV trap at Cwmllwyd last night and then took the little actinic onto the mountain for a couple of hours in the ravine of Nant Oesglyn. As soon as I arrived, I guessed that trapping would be difficult: there was a surprisingly stiff breeze blowing, although this was a little less powerful deep in the ravine. Highlights were 3 x Dark Brocade - indeed, almost nothing else was caught, so I packed up shortly after midnight and got home at about one o'clock.

Dark Brocade (wing damaged, probably by me while transferring it from the net to a pot).

Overslept, getting up shortly after 05:00 to find 42 species in and around the MV trap, including 21 FFY. Highlights for me were: Campion and Poplar Grey (singles of each), Oblique Carpet x 6 and a Dagger while among the more common species were a female Map-winged Swift, Broken-barred Carpet x 3, a Scorched Wing and Pale Tussock x 3.


 Poplar Grey

Dagger sp.

 Female Map-winged Swift

Iron Prominent

 Broken-barred Carpet

A Tortricid; Notocelia cynosbatella.

1 comment:

  1. Some nice stuff there Steve, including the upland dark brocade - well done once more. I`ll be blogging about my Thursday night trapping etc after I`ve i/d the specimens (which are in the fridge) - I was too tired yesterday and too busy may even be midweek before I get around to doing it though. I had some good moths.