Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Quick post...last night`s moths (Weds 8/3/17)

Seven spp: clouded drab* 2, common quaker 3, twin-spotted quaker 1, early grey* 1, March  moth 3, oak beauty 2 and engrailed* 1. (* = FFY for me).
It`s warming up by Friday, so it may well be worth trapping.

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  1. Trapped at Cwmllwyd last night as well. One each of Dotted Border, Chestnut, March Moth and Pale Brindled Beauty. May try again tonight.

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  2. Five of five, in fact: I've just found a Mottled Grey while clearing up the trap site.

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  3. Fri/Sat night looks promising, with S winds...I`ll probably hold back for those nights. I also found a couple more moths at the trap site - two more March moths...

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  4. I also trapped last night at home, 2 Oak Beauty, 2 Early Grey, 2 Dotted Border, Hebrew Character and a wasp. We're off......

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  5. I have just checked my MV (in Monmouthshire) and found a Water Carpet. There may be some good early records in Carms over the next few mild nights. Good luck everyone.

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  6. Hello, I trapped my garden last night, (Weds), Llandysul area. Robinson MV. 1x Clouded Drab nfy, nfg, nfm. 5 x Oak Beauty, 3 x Early Grey, 2 x Engrailed, 1 x Hebrew Character, 3 x Early Thorn, 1x Twin Spotted Quaker nfy, nfg, nfm. 5 x Dotted Border. Best night for quite some time.

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    1. Just to confirm. I trapped Weds 8th March.

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    2. I'm just wondering where you're situated, Jacqueline, it can't be far away from me. I'm on the B4459 between Llanfihangel-ar-Arth and Pencader, next to the old telephone exchange.

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  7. I'm between Pontwelli and Saron. Started last Oct with my first new trap, and have garden trapped through the winter. I had great results with just my corner security light, so used that quite a bit. Ordinary 100 w bulb with a white pearl covered shade.

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    1. It looks as though you're about half way between myself and Sally in Saron, 2-3 miles from both as the crow flies (or moth in this case!)

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