Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Llandaff - Garden - 17th September

A very warm and humid evening, although very blustery.

I think someone has to have purchased some Box hedging plants locally as another two of the normal form of Cydalima perspectalis, were in the trap. Among the usual underwings were four Large Ranunculus, two Sallow and a couple of Dark Sword Grass.


Cydalima perspectalis


Sunday, 16 September 2018

Bridgend Large Ranunculus

52 moths of 14 species last night, our first Large Ranunculus of the autumn, of interest another Dusky Thorn in among the Large Yellow Underwings and Square-spot Rustics. Also locally my daughter found hundreds of Horse Chestnut Leaf-miners in the trees at Sunnyside in Bridgend.

Llandaff - Garden - 14th September

A mild night but very humid with a fair bit of drizzle for most of the night.

I've started to get some nice Autumnal moths over the last week. Friday night produced two Sallows, a couple of Large Ranunculus and another Red Underwing.

The start of some migrant activity with a Dark Sword Grass, Rush Veneer and the highlight being a very nice Cydalima perspectalis (Dark form). Most likely an immigrant on potted Box.

Red Underwing

Cydalima perspectalis

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Micro moths.

                 Scrobipalpa instabilella. Gen det by Stephen Palmer. From
                 Dunraven on 21st august. 2nd county record I think.

                 Prays ruficeps. 2 in the garden trap at Nantyffyllon last night.
                 This is moth species No 700 for my home KM square - SS8592.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Phaulernis fulvigutella.

                  Great find by Martyn Hnatiuk. He had 5 there on 4th sep and I saw
                  3 there yesterday. Top end of Craig yr aber, Llangynwyd.

L-album Wainscot in Bridgend

We're glad we took the effort to drag out and set the trap last night after a long day. This L-album Wainscot was the highlight of an otherwise uninspiring catch of 40 moths of 10 species.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Llandaff - Garden - 31st August

A very warm and humid evening here in Llandaff, although yet another clear sky.

The trap was filled with Large Yellow Underwing, Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing and Square-spot Rustic. A few other regulars Light Emerald, Angle Shades, Copper Underwing, Yellow-barred Brindle and also a rather monochromatic looking Small Ranunculus? I think. At first I thought it was a Broad-barred White, as of no yellow/orange colouring. Flight time is a bit late also. Any thoughts welcome.
The best of the evening were three nice Tortrix moths. Some help needed but I think I may have them correct.

Cochylis molliculana?

Cochylis atricapitana?

Clavigesta purdeyi?

Small Ranunculus?