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Wednesday, 5 October 2016
If at first you don't succeed.....
.....Well, I tried again last night (Tuesday) with the MV at Cwmllwyd, in the alder grove where tall trees act as a windbreak. This worked very well early in the evening and several moths were seen flying, so out came the net. The tally only reached 23 individuals all night, with a mere 13 species found and only one FFY - November Moth agg. And yet, I rate this as a success, for among those netted was a target species for the site:
Autumn Green Carpet - first for the season. Awful indoor shot; I took the moth outside in bright sunshine later to capture the delicate colours, whereupon it immediately flew away! The moth was caught as early as 7:50 pm.
In the trap was its cousin, Red-green Carpet, also first for the season, both species having been recorded during spring after hibernation.
Ypsolopha sequella was only the second one seen here, following one recorded last month.