Thursday, 21 July 2016

Prior's meadow, Gower

My colleague put the trap out in our Prior's meadow reserve near Three Crosses tuesday night but sadly the trap was rather disappointing (maybe because the generator ran out of fuel early on?). Nonetheless we had a few things that were good to see: one migrant in the shape of a silver Y, Argolamprotes micella, Eudonia delunella, Pammene fasciana, Aspilaopteryx tringipenella and a few that I'm not sure of:
1.Not sure
2.Not sure - Cydia?

3. robustella or alchimella?
4. Paraswammerdamia nebulella

5. Parornix - can it be got to species?


  1. I'll be very interested if anyone comments on your Parornix, Vaughn, I had one last week, possibly a different species but the photo's not as good as yours (nice one!). No response to my blog so far but it is the holiday season!

  2. P.S. I meant to add that your first photo, moth with a long brown lateral streak, may be a Bactra sp. e.g. B. lactealana, just a suggestion, don't take my word for it!

  3. Parornix are very difficult, and really you need to see the underside of the forewings to narrow the options down - trick on a live moth.