Saturday, 31 May 2014

Cwmbach GMS and Cwm Taf Fechan

Despite a minimum in the garden of 8.60C, the GMS catch in my 22 watt actinic trap was 16 moths of 12 species, the highlight being Buff Tip.

I also ran my 125 watt Skinner trap in Cwm Taf Fechan last night, fro 21:45 until 02:45. Although overcast skies to start with, promised a good evening, the skies quickly cleared and the temperatures dropped to a minimum of 7.90C. Even so, the catch was a respectable 43 species. Highlights were a female Fox Moth, Green Silver-lines and five species of prominent.

Pale Tussock. Common, but such a lovely beast.

Three macros were added to the 10km square (SO01), these being Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet, Mottled Pug and Pale-shouldered Brocade.

As an extra treat, I also saw an adult and two newly fledged Tawny Owls in the trees above the trap.

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