Monday, 22 June 2015

Mynydd Mawr sweeping

I am trying to get to Mynydd Mawr Woodland Park for a lunchtime Micro hunt a couple of times a month, as it has good potential and is just 10 minutes from the office.  There were loads of Six-spot Burnets and a few Burnet Companion and Latticed Heath on the wing today, plus 4 Cinnabar.  Best of the Micros were 3 Cydia nigricana (10th Carms record) swept from large patches of Meadow Vetchling, 2 Coleophora deauratella (photo) and 1 C. mayrella swept from mixed Clovers and 1 of the spectacular plume Platyptilia gonodactyla netted near Coltsfoot.  Most of these are new for the site, but there's a lot more to find.

2 comments:

  1. I`m sure that you will find good stuff Sam - be aware of the variety of habitats and try to visit all, if feasible.

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  2. I`m sure that you will find good stuff Sam - be aware of the variety of habitats and try to visit all, if feasible.

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