Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Nights in White Satin

I wasn't expecting any exciting moths when I ran a Butterfly Conservation event for 90 Year 1 kids at Whitchurch Primary School this morning, after running two MV traps overnight in the school grounds. The site is suburban and less than half a mile from my home - I expected the moths to be familiar species I've caught in my garden trap. So I was more than a little excited that the first moth I saw on arrival this morning was a White Satin, a moth I hadn't seen for nearly 20 years. I believe this is the first Glamorgan record since 2006. There is a record from 2000 in James Hill's garden, not so far from the school - perhaps there is a small breeding population locally?

Other highlights among the 50 species trapped included Bordered Sallow, Maple Pug and Caloptilia cuculipennella, though the kids were more keen on the Swallow-tailed Moths and Buff Ermines.

1 comment:

  1. Nice one George, something that I`ve never seen (hints of jealously!).