Monday, 10 March 2014

Gorseinon trap boots up for the start of another year

Our garden is never particularly productive in March, so 7 spp for our first session of the year was not too bad, the only thing of any note being a Dark Sword-grass. Do we know if this species overwinters or is this likely to be a migrant?

Yesterday I disturbed a 20-plume moth in the garden and among the usual crop of early butterflies we counted a minimum of 22 Brimstones in Penllergaer Woods with a male-to-female a ratio of 21:1 - lucky girl! No sign of Orange Underwings in what looks like could be an excellent area for them.

1 comment:

  1. Just noticed this. I had a Turnip moth that night too (in Pembs), so your DSG was probably a migrant.