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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Cwmllwyd 5 & 6 May 2017

We've had gusting, cold winds hereabouts for what seems an age - up to 30 mph and veering from NNW to NE. Not too good for moth trapping, I think! Keen to find some spring moths, I defied these elemental forces (which were easing a little) and put the trap out on Friday night in the alder grove and again on Saturday in the "garden." At least it stayed dry.The grand total for the two sessions was 62 moths, but since they held 7 FFYs, I can't complain. Friday saw Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet, Poplar Hawk and Nut-tree Tussock; all of which were seen again on Saturday, along with Common Wave, Chinese Character and the two illustrated below:

 Pale Prominent

Devon Carpet

I may try again tonight (Sunday) in a new location.

Addendum: Sunday's crop was dismal; although it did hold one FFY:

Scalloped Hazel


  1. Very nice variety of moths. It's good to see new ones arriving.

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