Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Cat-sitting in Pontyberem

I ran a couple of traps in my daughter's garden on Sunday night with much better results than at home in Gowerton. Amongst the 25 species were lots of Dyseriocrania subpurpurella which I can never resist trying to photograph and a single Semioscopis steinkellneriana which I don't see very often.

Dyseriocrania subpurpurella

Semioscopis steinkellneriana

3 comments:

  1. What absolute beauties Chris, and cracking photos as always!
    Indeed, I`ve just returned from a peat bog in SN50 (nr Pont Abraham) to look for subpurpurella - and failed (just 3 common heaths and a female brimstone butterfly as compensation), plus some mines on birch to look at later.
    Keep on trapping at Pontyberem!

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  2. Lovely pics. I had my first Semioscopsis steinkellneriana nfg, nfy, nfm 9th April, and my first two Dyseriocrania subpurpurellas nfg, nfy, nfm on 15th Apr.

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  3. Thanks both. Another nice tiny micro and new for me this morning, see post above.

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