Sunday, 8 December 2013

Coed-y-bedw last night

I left a 15W actinic trap at Coed-y-bedw WTSWW reserve last night, to try and add a few of the winter species to the site list. It turned out to be a wet night, but it stayed mild enough and a reasonable catch was present this morning as I emptied the trap in torrential rain.

December Moth 6
Scarce Umber 8
Winter Moth 5
Dark Chestnut 2
Chestnut 2
Mottled Umber 2

The first four were new species for the site.

Scarce Umber


  1. Good work, George! Dedication pays off.

  2. Thanks George - dedication indeed! I trapped at home this weekend too and it was worthwhile - only 4 species but 31 moths. Trap set at PS tonight...