Thursday 25 July 2013

Maesteg today.

Took a walk up to Foel Trawsnant above Maesteg to see if i could find the Tortrix Philedone gerningana. I found some there in 2006 and was hoping to get a photo of one. A Diamond back moth on my door was a good start on the way out! On reaching the spot on the summit there were sheep grazing the long grass and i failed to see any but a Rush veneer was a nice find. I tapped a couple of Zeiraphera ratzburgiana from the Spruce trees and started back. I noticed a nice ungrazed piece of habitat up ahead and struck lucky with a female P. gerningana there.
                           Philedone gerningana
                           Rush veneer and Zieraphera ratzeburgiana (below)

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