Wednesday 30 November 2011

December moth.

On Phil Hardwick's house at Ford y gyfraith, near Parc slip today.

Friday 25 November 2011

Info - Article

A nice article by Steve Whitehouse on autumn moths in GB.

Llandaff North

Two moths in the trap this morning, E postvittana and this rather tatty Yellow-line Quaker, which is a new species for the garden (about time too).

Monday 21 November 2011


Cypress Carpet on the window of Tesco Pengam Green this am. Also Winter Moth 20/11 at Whitchurch Hosp.


Still a few things flying to just about make the effort of setting trap worthwhile. In the last two nights the garden trap has caught , 4 Feathered Thorns, 1 Dark Sword-grass, 3 Chestnuts, 1 Brick, 1 Silver Y & 1 Light Brown Apple Moth.

Sunday 20 November 2011

Still catching moths...

The trap is not exactly over-flowing with stuff at the moment, but last night produced a Winter Moth, and Friday night had a Brick and Mottled Umber - the later being another new one for the garden.

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Autumnal moth on Parc slip reserve centre today.

Monday 14 November 2011

Whitchurch Hospital

A few moth species present on the windows 13/11: Blair's Shoulder-knot, E. monodactyla & Rusty-dot Pearl.

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Gorseinon garden trap

Last night I ran the moth trap in the garden for the first time since the 11th October. Only seven species, but this Red Sword-grass made the effort worthwhile being a new species for the garden list.
The other species trapped were Streak (1), Feathered Thorn (1), Chestnut (4), Dark Chestnut (1), Brick (1) and Angle Shades (1).

Sunday 6 November 2011

Acleris notana at Kenfig Birchwood yesterday.

Grey Pine Carpet

I put most of these grey Thera type carpets down as probable Spruce, as I've tended to just get females. This is the first male I've had this year, and it's Grey Pine Carpet (based on the antennae). It was caught on Friday night.

Wednesday 2 November 2011

Llandaff North - recent highlights

The warm nights of late haven't produced any big catches in the garden MV trap (generally around 4 species per night), perhaps due to the frequent deluges. Highlights include:

Acleris schalleriana (female) on 25th Oct:

Large Wainscot on 28th (new for garden):

Satellite on 30th (also new):

Also Dark Chestnut (27th Oct), November moth (x2, 31st Oct) and quite a few Green-brindled Crescent.