Tuesday, 10 January 2012

2011 - Rhoose Point

Quick summary of 2011 for the garden trap:
  • Approx 270 species in total
  • 65 Trapping sessions during the year
  • Highlights for the year include Cochylis molliculana, Small Marbled, Ni Moth and Chalk Carpet amongst others
  • 9 species listed on the S42 list of species important for conservation of diversity in Wales (Sallow, Beaded Chestnut, Knot Grass, Pretty Chalk Carpet, Chalk Carpet, White Ermine, Buff Ermine Shoulder-striped Wainscot and Cinnabar)
  • A grand total of nearly 4,000 moths trapped, an average of 61 moths per session.
This is my first complete calendar year of trapping here so I won't list all the new species!

On the down-side I have only trapped one moth since the 19th Nov, a single Amblyptilia acanthadactyla. Am looking forward to spring!

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