Wednesday, 27 June 2018

New moths in Burry Port

Last night's trap produced a number of new moths for the garden and myself - the good weather makes almost every night worth a trap, but I try to give the moths a rest every other night.
Firstly I had what looks like two second generation Engrailed, much better marked specimens than the one in the last trap - but could it be Small Engrailed? How do you tell?
At first I was puzzled by this curious greenish moth until I realised it was a worn Cream-bordered Pea. My first.

Another first was this diminutive and delightfully marked Small Yellow Wave.
And a new micro - I think this is a rather worn specimen of Acleris bergmanniana.

And my first Dun-Bar


Finally, I was very pleased to find my first Red-necked Footman, although in this case Yellowy-orange-necked Footman might be more appropriate. Very handsome though.



3 comments:

  1. If my memory serves me well, Small engrailed is singled brooded which helps for ID of second generation Engrailed. Bermanianna looks ok, I had my first one a couple of nights back. Never seen cream bordered green pea.

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  2. That`s a cream-bordered green pea all right! A first-rate record Adam - well done once again. I`ve had it at Pwll and Mel has had it at Llansteffan and now, you too in between, at Burry Port.

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  3. Yes, a bit late for Small Engrailed. Ian, it was a great little trap.

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