Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Cwm Colhuw last night

Marc Botham and I trapped at Cwm Colhuw WTSWW reserve, Llantwit Major last night. Despite a promising forecast there was a nagging chilly wind up on the cliff, and we both wished we'd taken more layers.

The moths were a bit slow as a result of the conditions, but by the end around 52 species had been amassed, the star of the show being a single Northern Rustic (which thankfully made Marc's trip from Oxford worthwhile). Other highlights were Bordered Sallow, Fern (2), L-album Wainscot (2), Puss Moth, Lobster and Nematopogon schwarziellus (tbc). The most abundant moth was, surprisingly, Common Swift, with around 100 being recorded at the 3 MVs and 2 actinics.

Northern Rustic
L-album Wainscot

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