Thursday, 22 June 2017

Llansteffan moths

I've trapped quite a bit from early April and not posted much as I've not had a lot of time. Going through things tonight as the weather has changed and I've got more time, I came across an odd one that I trapped on the 24th May. I contacted Sam and he has confirmed a Ruddy Carpet.

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  1. Jeepers...that's a bit good! New for Carms?

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  2. Thanks George, according to Sam it is new for Carmarthen. Big smile from me.

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  3. Awesome record, Mel - very well done indeed!

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  4. Really well done Mel. This species is supposed to occur on cliff vegetation elsewhere...I wonder if it`s on the base-rich ORS cliffs at Llansteffan? There`s plenty of lady`s bedstraw for example at Wharley Point cliff section.
    Get your climbing boots ready for next year!
    The second new macro for Carms...amazing stuff.

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  5. Thanks Steve & Ian. I will have to do a proper on the cliff session soon, the next warm front maybe!!

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  6. Very good find, Mel, it's amazing that we've gad two new County records in the last week or so. There's hope for us all (not last night though)!

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  7. Barrett`s marbled coronet is another one to look for on the cliffs - it`s out now in Ceredigion.

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  8. Thanks Ian next week I'll try roaming the cliffs with my trap and net.
    Thanks Chris, look in your wood shed, you never know what you'll find.

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    1. Mel, rest assured that I check my woodshed out several times each day!

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  9. This is indeed a beautiful county first. There were several Capel Isaac Rothamstead records from the 70s, but that dataset had more obvious errors than the rest of Rothamstead's data from Carms, so I don't trust those Ruddy Carpets. Well done Mel!

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  10. Thanks Sam, glad I'm adding to the county list.

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