Monday, 10 September 2018

The Late Show

Sunday night (9th September) saw 60 moths of 25 species attracted to the MV trap in the alder grove at Cwmllyd. Not a great haul, but not without interest, I think. The seventh Dark Sword-grass of the year was trapped: a very good year for the species.

Pinion-streaked Snout has been seen here four times this year.

There were several micros in the trap this morning, including this rather drab Pyralid which I think is Pyrausta despicata. It's the second  of these that I've caught - the first was a week ago. I took two photos today and would appreciate confirmation, or a correct ID for the moth.




There were also two Phyllonorycter species which I have tentatively named below - but I guess they would need dissection to be sure. Once again, comments would be welcome.

 P. geniculella?

P. blancardella?

3 comments:

  1. Hi Steve. Agree with the despicata. The geniculella is safe to record (seems to have been turning up in a few moth traps recently) but the other one would probably need dissecting.

    George

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  2. Many thanks George, much appreciated.

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  3. Your Phyllonorycters were more photogenic than mine Steve, or perhaps it was a more skilled person behind the lens!

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