Sunday 28 July 2013

Bridgend Moths & Butterflies, also Margam Abbey

Our little MV attracted 39 species on Friday night (26th). The highlights were species not recorded for a few years: Pyrausta aurata (2009), Clouded Border (2007), Dotted Clay (2004) and Beautiful Hook-tip (2006). New for the year apart from these were Mother-of-pearl, Small Fan-footed Wave and Common Carpet.

The garden has also been good for butterflies and day fliers including Six-spot Burnet moth and also Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, Peacock, Red Admiral, Comma, Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell and a large Hedgehog!

We also walked the paths in the adjacent square at Broadlands and recorded good numbers of Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Large White, Small White, Common Blue, Ringlet and Speckled Wood. Six-spot Burnet moth was also recorded.

Margam Abbey was also a good choice with plenty of activity going on: Six-spot Burnet moth plus Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Red Admiral, Small White, Large White, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Small Copper, Small Tortoiseshell. also present were Broad-bodied Chaser and Common Darter dragonflies.

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