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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Yesterday in Carms

I visited Blaen Cib farm, east of Llandeilo, yesterday to look for Marsh Fritillaries. Dai Stacey had organised the visit with the landowner and accompanied me for the first part of a walk through the extensive rhos pastures at the site. Despite some nice habitats we didn't see any Marsh Frits, though it was largely cloudy. Two Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries were some compensation. Moths included a Campion at rest on a marsh thistle and Bilberry Tortrix Aphelia viburnana.

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Bilberry Tortrix
Later I called in briefly at our Median Farm reserve, Cross Hands, and as well as the usual Burnet Companions disturbed this Waved Carpet from a tree.

Waved Carpet


  1. Lovely pic of the spb frit, reminding me of how attractive this butterfly is.

  2. Thanks Ian. Forgot to mention a Smoky Wave at Blaen Cib.