Wednesday 31 July 2013

Cymmer, Monday evening

A windy evening on the side of the old tip produced 92 species including firsts for me of Welsh Wave (worn but distinctive) Phaulernis fulviguttella (2nd VC41 record. Previous from 2002 in the same area) and Mirificarma mulinella. Also nice to see Scarce Silver Y, Scarce Burnished Brass (seems to be everywhere this year), Northern Spinach, Twin-spot Carpet, Straw Underwing, Antler and the dark form of Epinotia ramella.
Also one unidentified micro; all suggestions welcome, and thanks.
Phaulernis fulviguttella

Mirificarma mulinella

Epinotia ramella

Scarce Silver Y

Unknown. 6mm approx


  1. Nice catch Chris. Is this Cymmer at the head of the Afan valley? If so, where exactly did you trap?

  2. That looks like Eulamprotes atrella - long yellowish palps.


  3. Thanks very much George, that looks just right, and not too well recorded in VC41 either.
    That's right Paul. It was Nantewlaeth Colliery. Will be going again in a few weeks if you'd like to come, or to Bryn shortly. I have keys.

  4. Yes Chris, i would like to join you at either place. My email is I took mt actinic up to Abercregan tonight but it was too windy up there.