I enjoyed the spate of moth trapping during last week`s hot spell and I still have some moths to report from trapping on Friday and Sunday nights - I did n`t trap on Saturday even though conditions were good, as I wanted a rest (so did the moths!). I`ll probably report on those two nights tomorrow...
Anyway, this morning I wanted to get some gritty `soil` from an ex-brownfield site at the eastern end of Pwll, Llanelli, the site being chosen for its ease of access/quick visit reasons. I had easily filled up the required half bucket with my trowel when I spotted a moth sitting on a leaf just to my right - about 2 ft away. It seemingly had been unbothered my all my movement whilst digging.
The moth was easily recognised - it was a least carpet, a species that is spreading westwards from SE England; it has one previous Carms record - made by Stephen Ruttle at Graig Farm near Llandovery, a couple of years ago. There is also a record from SE Gower.
Above: Clematis at Machynys this afternoon.