Sunday, 9 September 2018

Slender pickings at Pwll

The recent night-time weather conditions have been inimical to moth trapping but, as last night (9/9) was best of a bad bunch, out went the garden traps. Numbers and variety were low, with the only interest provided by a yellow belle and a tawny speckled pug. A single burnished brass f. juncta (the form where the two golden areas are joined by a band) was also caught.

                                        Above: yellow belle, a predominantly coastal moth.
                       Above: tawny speckled pug; its larvae feed on yarrow, sneezewort etc.


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