Friday, 31 October 2014

Lavernock last night

Made a last minute decision to trap at Lavernock last night, spurred on by all the interesting migrants turning up elsewhere (including Wales' first Scar Bank Gem - see the Monts Blog). In the event, the only migrants caught were common species: Rusty-dot Pearl (4), Diamondback (3), Rush Veneer and Silver Y.

The best moth was Crocidosema plebejana, which is only about the 6th VC record (all from Cardiff and the south-eastern Vale). This might have been a wanderer but could be resident down there on the coast (the larvae feed on Tree Mallow). Also new for ST16 was November Moth aggregate - I caught 13 and took a few males home for closer inspection (none of the species have been recorded in ST16 before).

Strange to be switched on before 6 and finished in time to get chips on the way home!


1 comment:

  1. A lot of the migrants were being caught in the early hours apparently George.