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Thursday, 26 August 2021

Maenol 26/08/2021

Last night brought 64 moths of 28 species to my small Skinner actinic trap, a fairly modest catch but the evening sky was largely clear and it was quite cool.  Amongst the trap contents was this Gem:

Others of note included the year's second sightings of Acleris emargana and Phoenix, and the first of Centre-barred Sallow.

Acleris emargana


  1. Well done Chris re your capture of a gem. Nothing of note to report in my trap last night, though I heard of a hummer being sighted in Llanelli over the last couple of days.

  2. Thanks Ian, yes I've been on the look-out for hummers on the buddleia this week in particular because there have been large numbers of butterflies, I can't remember seeing so many before, and they've included Painted Ladys, but so far no HBHM.