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Sunday, 1 November 2015

Halloween ghosts

White wraith-like beings peering through the gloom at me through the hedge at the top of the bank turned out to be next door's sheep - no need to panic! Could someone market MV traps as a means to round up livestock, do you think?

First moth seen at the trap in the alder grove at Cwmllwyd last night was a Brimstone: I don't recall ever seeing one as late as this before. A third Merveille du Jour this month (sorry, should have said October) was found on an alder trunk, basking in the light from the MV lamp. 34 moths of 11 species included just two micros: Acleris sparsana (FFY) and A. laterana. Not a huge haul last night; but worthwhile, I think.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad that someone had a modicum of success, Steve. My large actinic trap would have been better employed rounding up sheep, it was out all night but empty of moths this morning. Two moths were found outside the trap, a Feathered Thorn and a Red-line Quaker, and two November Moth types visited the porch light.