Saturday, 27 September 2014

Gorseinon & Pwlldu

29 species in the garden trap this morning, the best being 2 Brindled Green, Turnip Moth, Acleris sparsana, 2 Autumn Rustic and second generation Swammerdamia caesiella.  

Yesterday, 14 species of leaf-mining moth were noted at Pwlldu including Ectoedemia angulifasciella on Dog-rose, some vacated and therefore only putative mines of Bucculatrix bechsteinella on Hawthorn (I’ll put a pic up later and would welcome comments), Phyllonorycter acerifoliella on Field Maple and there were plenty mines of Grapholita tenebrosana on the hips of Dog-rose. Non-leps noted included mines of Scaptomyza flava on Sea Radish and Eriophyes convolvens galls on Spindle.

Grapholita tenebrosana mines in rose hips
possible Bucculatrix bechsteinella, a short mine with gallery filled with frass leading to small blotch, plus adjacent external feeding on upper leaf 


  1. Your Bucculatrix looks good to me. It's one I've always thought should be common enough in the county but never found it!

  2. Thanks Dave, I couldn't see anything else it could be.

  3. I need to look out for the Grapholita and Bucculatrix in carms too. Thanks Barry.

  4. I did record tenebrosana on Dog-rose hips at Penclacwydd on Sunday along with a few mines Common Alder.