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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Cwmllwyd 27 July

Like Ian, I was a little disappointed with last night's show: only 88 moths of 40 species assembled at the MV trap, with seven of them FFYs. These were Northern Spinach, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Common Footman and those illustrated below:

 Tawny Speckled Pug

 Double-striped Pug

 Bordered Beauty

Slender Brindle


  1. I think that we must have been preparing our blogs simultaneously, Steve! Lovely Bordered Beauty, not on my records here yet, I have seen one in the garden but didn't have a camera to hand - this was several years ago. I too had a Double-striped Pug this morning but it was just like the one I blogged a few days ago, very small and pale. Yours seems to have been of normal size and colour. I must put mine on a better diet in future!

    1. How bad is my memory? I've recorded two BBs, one last year the other in 2010, my first year of trapping here. And two more came to the trap last night (Friday night) so suddenly I've doubled my score!

  2. I wouldn't mind being disappointed with a Bordered Beauty, 40 species is a good catch. Do you use more than one trap Steve?

  3. Just a Robinson MV, Mel. On each of three occasions at this time last year (July and August), we captured well over 200 moths here. It's been a fairly awful summer for moths, I think. That's what is disappointing, not the moths that have been caught. I've just got in from a stroll in the rain with the dogs. Along the stream edge I disturbed a Ringed China-mark; pleased with that!

  4. Some great pics there Steve.

  5. Too kind, Ian. Three of the four were in pots!