Friday, 6 July 2018

Bancyffordd 5/7 - a good variety

A couple of villagers came round this morning to look at the moths in the trap. A good splash of colour from several showy species along with the first Herald. 10 Dark Spectacle was my highest count so far along with a couple of Double Line, Double Dart and a single Miller. I trapped a Clay with no apparent post median black dots and found the MothsUK website handy regarding the male Clay having a dark patch on its underside around the legs. Highlight for me was discovering my first ever Scare Burnished Brass.

 
I forgot to add this, Epagoge grotiana, I think.

3 comments:

  1. Glad that you`ve had one Andy. This species and double line are two macros that have decent populations in Carms compared to elsewhere.

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  2. It's great to see the Scarce BB up this way Andy, I've never had one here, thought it was a coastal species because Ian gets them and I've seen them on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Moths course at FSS Orielton (I'm booked on it in a fortnight, my third visit) Maybe I should sneak a couple back here (only joking!)

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