Sunday, 18 June 2017

Peas for breakfast...

A real bumper catch last night (18/6), with high numbers and great variety, as would be expected on a really warm night when moths tend to wander. So far, I`ve counted 61 species of macros alone, with additional good diversity of micros to `process` later today. I only managed one (MV) garden trap out, as I`ve got a very busy few days ahead of me and moth i/d and blogs may well have to wait. If I had the chance to put even more traps out last night (at home and `in the field`), I would really have had a massive `moth crop` to deal with this morning - but there was not the time or the opportunity to do so - alas. I`ll update this blog in due course (or do a fresh one) but, for the time being, a couple of Pwll specialities - two `quality` moths that I get quite regularly. I have some other good/useful records from last night too...

 Above: two cream-bordered green peas were in the trap. Note the reddish edges to the wings, suggesting the SW England/Brittany race of this species.
                              Above: a quick `record shot` of Rhodophaea formosa, an elm feeder.

`Make hay when the sun shines`...tonight looks good for trapping too. Do trap if you can.

4 comments:

  1. Nice to know that the Peas are still around, Ian. Hopefully you didn't eat too many of them for breakfast, that would have been criminal!

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  2. Ever so similar, aren't they - like two peas in a pod! Well done Ian.

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  3. The one on the right is a little worn (as it was the more restless one) and seconds after the photo was taken, it `legged it`...as did the blinking pyralid...it`s so hot!
    Both Mel at Llansteffan and Huw John at Pembrey also had the peas last year.

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  4. I had peas last night as well, but I ate mine!

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