Sunday, 19 February 2017

Llandaff - 18th February

The last trapping attempt at the end of January, with warmer weather, was unsuccessful once again. However, theres a mini heat wave next week so another attempt is on the cards.

Has anyone tried out the new UV LED bulbs? I've heard they are producing some decent results.

First moth of the year on the kitchen window. A single Agonopterix heracliana.

Llangynwyd last night.

                                 Dotted border  (2).

                               Tortricodes alternella (6).

                              Early moth female, (and 3 males).
                              Also 4 Pale brindled beauty, 2 of which were the melanic form,
                              1 Spring usher and 1 Chestnut.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

17 Feb - moths in Creigiau too!

Nice to see moths finally appearing across the region.  Two moths of two species here last night - a very nice March Moth and a quite tatty Pale Brindled Beauty.

Cwmbach Last Night

For the penultimate winter GMS, I had a miraculous three moths of three species: Epiphyas postvittana, Pale Brindled Beauty and Dotted Borde. Couldn't believe it!

Friday, 17 February 2017

Mottled Grey

A Mottled Grey at rest on a limestone outcrop on Old Castle Down today.

Abercregan last night.

        3 Spring usher, 4 mottled grey and a Chestnut to the MV.
        8 till midnight, temp 7.5 degrees.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Creigiau - Winter GMS

I have had the box out on four occasions for Winter GMS during January - 07th (10C min), 15th (10.4C min), 20th (-2.3C min) and 29th (8.2C min). The minimum temperatures have been quite good for January and the winds have tended to ease back during the nights but I have only had 5 moths (3 x December Moth, Mottled Umber and Chestnut) - and they were all logged on 07th. I have had 3 nights of nothing since then.

I have to say that this is an improvement on 2015-16 when I had 5 nights of nothing during January!

Has anyone else seen anything this year ?