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Wednesday, 8 April 2020

New moths in Burry Port

Most of my traps this year have been pretty thin, with a smattering of Hebrew Characters and Common Quakers. Last night's trap was in no way spectacular but did have two new lifers for me, which was a surprise.
This Streamer made its escape before I could do better than this record shot.

Best of all was this (Pine) Beauty:

 And my first for the year Brindled Beauty.


  1. Good for you, Adam - always good to get something brand new. The streamer is a real beauty, isn't it? I don't know about the Pine Beauty: I've been mothing for over 30 years and still haven't seen one! Trapping last night at Ffairfach was pretty dismal; 10 moths of 7 species.

  2. I had my first PB last April Steve so there's hope yet. Last night was not too bad, mostly Hebrew Characters and Agonopterix sp. (probably A.heracliana) and a FFY Red Sword-fish. I will probably try again tomorrow night.

  3. Good luck chaps, tonight is looking good.

  4. Well done Adam.
    I trapped the same night but my moths were surprisingly `thin` though with FFY v-pug.