Sunday 7 October 2012

Aberdare Ivy Blossom

I've just returned from a rewarding hour's searching of Ivy blossom, at Robertstown, near Aberdare. The Ivy blossom, locally, is only just starting to open and attract insects, so this was my first search of the season.
Nine species were recorded as adults, plus a macro larva, which might turn out to be Angle Shades, when I get the chance to study the photo.

The species list is as follows:

1 x Epiphyas postvittana.
1 x Emmelina monodactyla.
1 x Red-green Carpet.
2 x Large Yellow Underwing.
1 x Red-line Quaker.
1 x Yellow-line Quaker.
1 x Centre-barred Sallow.
1 x Pink-barred Sallow.
9 x Angle Shades (adults).

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