Tuesday 24 June 2014

Manically trapping in Port Eynon

The MV went out last night in the garden, and as expected I got hundreds of moths although the large majority of them were brown things heavily tucked away in the egg boxes; mainly Heart & Dart, Dark Arches & Double Square-spot.

New for me this year were V Pug, Barred Straw, Mother of Pearl, Sharp-angled Peacock, and Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing plus a couple of things I'm not sure about, illustrated below (not necessarily very well due to low light this morning).

Dave Morris


  1. The bottom one is Engrailed/Small Engrailed, and I think the top one might also be one of these. The middle one is Dingy Shears.

  2. Thanks for that. I should have thought of Engrailed but I'm more used to the 1st Gen ones. Dingy Shears is new for me. In the hand, the top one reminded me of Grey Birch which I sometimes get at home, but there's no suitable habitat for that here.