Tuesday 1 October 2013

Migrant no show

I stuck the trap out again last night following reports of good migrant numbers on the south coast of England, but in the event caught not a single one. It wasn't a waste of time though, a Pink-barred Sallow was only my second garden record for Llandaff North. Other species just about worthy of note were Rosy Rustic, 3 Light Emerald, a late Snout and Acleris schalleriana.

Pink-barred Sallow

 Just to highlight my disappointment at the lack of migrants in my trap recently, this is what George Davis caught in Maenporth, Cornwall last night, as posted on Atropos Flight Arrivals:

"148 Rush Veneer,24 Vestal,4 Dark Sword Grass, 2 Silver Y, single Corn Borer, Ferrugalis Palpita Vitrealis, Convolvulus Hawk-moth, Delicate, Scarce Bordered Straw, Blair's Mocha and another Crimson Speckled"

Not fair!!

1 comment:

  1. I think we all need to mave to Cornwall George! I've had Silver Y (quite a few of those), Turnip moths, Rust-dot Pearls, one Rush Veneer and a few Dark-sword Grass, but nothing more exciting than that.

    Looking at the weather forecast though, the wind is due to flip from Easerly to Southerly in the next 48 hrs so we may see more over the next couple of days.