Wednesday 30 May 2012


I was able to run my garden trap, last night, resulting in seven species, they being: Brown Silver-line, Peppered Moth of an intermediate form that was almost f. insularia; Poplar Hawk-moth, Small Elephant Hawk-moth Pale Prominent, Pale Tussock and Treble-lines.

Small Elephant Hawk-moth


  1. Nice moth Mark. Looking at the VC41 map, your area seems to be a bit of a hotspot for Small Elephants. No records from Cardiff since 1997 (apart from one at Flatholm in 2006).

  2. I think they might have a preference for Heath Bedstraw over the other species of Bedstraws. Certainly, in the past, when I've trapped up on the hills, where Heath Bedstraw is abundant, I have had a corresponding abundance of Small Elephants.