Monday, 17 August 2015

Broughton Sunday night 16th August

Well we are right next to sand dunes in our caravan, and we did manage to trap, last minute decision after wash-outs on previous nights. We recorded 48 moths of 25 species as follows:-

Argyresthia bonnetella, Agriphila selasella, Agriphila geniculea, Agriphila tristella, Chrysoteuchia culmella, Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix, Blastobasis adustella, Six-spot Burnet moth, Common Carpet, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Purple Bar, Brimstone, Early Thorn, Magpie, Canary-shouldered Thorn, White-line Dart, Heart & Dart, Flame Shoulder, Large Yellow Underwing, Lesser Yellow Underwing, LBBY Underwing, Buff-tip, Scarce Footman, Willow Beauty and Silver Y.

We also recorded the following 12 species of butterfly today between Burry Holms and Broughton. Large White, Small White, Red Admiral, Peacock, Comma, Wall, Common Blue, Small Blue, Painted Lady, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood.


  1. Keep up the good work both, you're due a big rare any day now - It's been a while since your Eastern Bordered Straw!

  2. Yes hopefully! But that moth (2006) must also be credited to you too Barry, without your diligence that day it would have been overlooked as a Scarce Bordered!