Friday, 28 April 2017

Merthyr mawr yesterday.

                       Aethes tesserana

      I found several mines on Birch and would like confirmation on these please.
                      Eriocrania salopiella?

                     Eriocrania cicatricella? Two larva can be seen.

                      Eriocrania semipurpurella?

                       No idea on this, no larvae visible in this one.
                       Thanks in advance.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017


Digitivalva pulicariae and a few Cydia ulicetana this afternoon.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Creigiau - 16 April

The only opportunity to put the box out for GMS was Sunday night. Turned out rather well with a min temperature of 8.5C resulting in 38 moths of 13 species, although 17 of these were Brindled Beauty!
Four species were new for the year - a fine looking Brimstone Moth, Brown Silver-line, Lunar Marbled Brown and my first ever Pale Prominent.
Brimstone Moth

Lunar Marbled Brown

Pale Prominent

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Creigiau - last night

Mid-week box last night. Temperature was reasonable (min 7.5C) but the wind was more than a little chilly. Well worth the effort though - 18 moths of 9 species with Angle Shades making a first appearance of the year and my first ever Mullein .... if my ID is correct.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Parc slip.

       Correct me if i'm wrong but I think this is an early Phyllonorycter
       viminiella. Netted along the canal path this morning.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Llandaff - 7th April

First Butterflies of the year  - 2 x Holly Blues feeding on Laurel Blossom.

Trapping in the evening was very cold down to 6.9C. A small catch, but I think the Waved Umber is new to the garden. The rest being V- Pug, Hebrew Character, Brindled Beauty, Common Quaker and Brown House Moth.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Cregiau - 05 April

Started the mid-week boxes again. 43 moths of 13 species last night, including 13 Brindled Beauty. First visits of the year from Nut-tree Tussock, Streamer and Purple Thorn.