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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Cwmllwyd 21st April 2017

Nine FFYs were among the 107 moths of 23 species trapped in the alder grove at Cwmllwyd last night. Many of them have already been reported by others on the blog, but a few may be worth illustrating (with a varying degree of photographic quality!):

 Swallow Prominent and Lesser Swallow Prominent (also captured were Pebble and Iron Prominents)

 Waved Umber


 Frosted Green (without a trace of the nominate colour showing)!

 I think that this is Ash Pug and would be grateful for comments

This Parsnip Moth Depressaria radiella flew out of the old dairy building earlier in the day (Friday).

Addendum: Saturday p.m. FFY  several Micropterix calthella found on Caltha palustris.


  1. I think that's a Brindled Pug - not long-winged enough for Ash

  2. Thanks, Sam - I really struggle with pugs.