Monday, 9 July 2018

Some more from Pwll

A fair haul last night (8/7) with good variety and numbers. I did n`t note down most of the macros as they were substantially `repeat species` of earlier catches but, as with other recorders, there were some fairly interesting moths. They included another scarce burnished brass, marsh oblique-barred (a species that I`ve only had at the home trap in the last few years), more four-spotted footmen (male and female), loads of yellow-tails and another very smart slender brindle.
Micros included Batia lunaris,  Ypsolopha scabrella, Rhyacionia pinicolana and others I`ve yet to look at when my energy levels are restored!

                                                  Above: keep away! - a yellow-tail.
 Above: I think that this is Rhyacionia pinicolana (rather than buoliana - I`ll re-check later). All the Rhyacionia spp. are scarcely recorded in Carms, with each only having three records in the 2016 listings.
 Above: although cryptically camouflaged, the slender brindle is an attractive moth and I could n`t resist this photo.
             Above: I believe that this is just a dark common rustic, but I`d love to be wrong!
Above: Ypsolopha scabrella. It escaped a few hours ago, but just re-landed on my kitchen table!
                                     Above: a poor, `in-box` dawn photo of Batia lunaris.

1 comment:

  1. Yellow-tails persist in 'keeping away' from me, Ian, I've still only ever had one here, in 2014. Surely another one's due soon. A nice line-up of micros, too, the Ypsolopha looks a real character!

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