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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Llansteffan Moths

I have been away for a few weeks and so I hadn't trapped much before going with the weather being so cold and wet.  While away I trapped 7 times which was exciting in the hope of new moths for me, I did get some different ones and a few few of the more usual stuff.
Anyway I put the MV out on Thursday night at my alternative site and caught my 1st Small Elephant Hawk-moth of the year, I love these moths so I had to put this photo on.

The above is an Agonopterix arenella? correct me if I'm wrong please.

I did have 19+ May beetles in the trap also, which are a pain, they cling to your fingers so I end up flicking them off.
I had another Hawk-moth (Poplar) and 23 other species so not a bad total.
While in Norfolk I did find that there wasn't many butterflies about apart from Orange-tip's & Brimstone's & Holly Blue's. It's still very much springtime.