Monday, 18 June 2018

NMN Saturday 16th June 2018

The weather was a little bit more kind on Saturday night, so the MV trap was sited in the alder grove, under a fisherman's brolly. I was called out at 04.00 on Sunday, so I switched off the light, put a lid on the trap and having had a quick check around the trap to ensure that I did not miss any rarities, or other important moths, I left. It was late morning before I was able to check the contents of the trap, when I found that 149 moths of 41 species were inside. Five of the moths were FFY: Double Line, Drinker and Blood Vein, along with:

 Female Ghost Moth

Knot Grass


5 comments:

  1. First Garden Tiger now Drinker Moth Steve, you're way ahead of me. The earliest appearance of these species here from previous years' records is June 25th and 23rd respectively. I really do need to pull my socks up!

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    1. On the other hand I had Knot Grass on 24 May!

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    2. I reckon it's about even, Chris; good job it's not a race!

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  2. I'd love to get a Ghost Moth, never seen one. Must look at Daffyd Davies' records and see if he had them here in Rhandirmwyn

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  3. I would be very surprised if if he didn't.

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