Tuesday 9 July 2013

Llandaff North, last two nights

The last two barmy nights have produced good catches of around 57 species each time, with 3 new species for the garden last night (like Barry) and 3 new ones on Sunday night (like Adam!). These are Red-necked Footman, Brown China-mark, Rhyacionia pinivorana, Metzneria metzneriella, Archips podana, and the Syncopacma sp in the photo below - need to have a closer look at this but it will be a good record whichever species it is.

Red-necked Footman

Archips podana


  1. I'd like to see one of those red-necked Footmen George! I've got the trap running at the moment, but it seems to be filling up with leaf beetles tonight, there must be over a thousand of them in there!

  2. There have been quite a few RNF reported in southern England away from usual haunts, so it seems there's been a bit of a movement of this species (I last trapped it in Cardiff in 2006, the last time we had summer weather like this).

  3. As George says, there seems to have been a big movement of this species, so keep yours eyes peeled!