Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Llyn Fach

Had a walk up to Llyn Fach yesterday and found a few moths on the way. First thing that greeted us on the side of the forestry track was this pair of mating puss moths:
Plenty of Micropterix calthella and common heaths plus some green-veined whites and a cinnabar moth along with two which I'd like confirmation of please - couldn't get a good photo of this as it was very flighty. Is it a spruce carpet?
And is this Platyptilia gonodactyla? Plenty of colt's-foot around but not sure I managed to get a good enough photo?
Any help appreciated.


  1. No problem with the Plume. The carpet may well be Spruce, but you can't rule out Grey Pine unless it's male and you look very closely at the antennae.