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Monday, 20 August 2018
Damp night at Cnwc; definitely not a Squib though!
Just like Chris, I found the forecast was wrong - there was constant drizzle when I arose at 06:00 - but unlike Chris the moths remained and were amazingly numerous for August. I logged 145 Large Yellow-underwings, but many others made it into double figures, including 18 Sharp-angled Peacock, 18 Flame Shoulder, 23 Setaceous HC, 13 Silver Y, 18 Ear sp. (about half of which had underside line/spot as in Andy's photos so I'm hoping to gen det one as Large Ear) and 15 Celypha lacunana. There was quality alongside quantity: 1 Clay Triple-lines (new for Cnwc), 1 Scorched Wing (first ever 2nd generation record for VC44), 1 Double Kidney (3rd Cnwc record), 1 Small Rufous, 1 Agriphila latistria (3rd Cnwc), 1 Acleris sparsana (2nd Cnwc), 1 Epermenia falciformis (2nd Cnwc), 1 Epinotia immundana (new for Cnwc), 2 Epiblema cirsiana (fresh 2nd generation individuals with dark hindwings) and a long-awaited Apotomis capreana (1st for Carmarthenshire although there have been a few claims without photo confirmation). Final tally was 92 species.
Posted by sambbryo