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Sunday, 23 June 2019

One good night: not too much to ask for, is it?

233 moths were attracted to the MV trap in the alder grove at Cwmllwyd last night (22 June 2019). There were 44 species and among these were 14 FFYs. 79 x Heart & Dart and 27 x Flame made up almost half of the catch - H&D are getting a bit tedious now; just over a 100 in two trapping sessions.
However, there was plenty of interest to offset this, for among the FFYs were some crackers and I have made a few photos of them: strange then that I would first show a shot of one of the really common Geometrids:

A superbly marked Silver-ground Carpet.

Others in the family included FFYs Spruce Carpet, Small Rivulet, Light Emerald x 3

and this very dark Brussels Lace.

Map-winged Swift was an FFY, as were Drinker, Peach Blossom, Grey Arches and last but by no means least:

Striped Wainscot.

2 comments:

  1. I have had two Brussels Lace so far this year, both very dark, to the extent that they were difficult to identify.

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  2. Last year I had four Brussels Lace, all the pale form. I've not seen a dark one before. Thanks for your comment, Jane.

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