Thursday 16 April 2015

Cefn Mably

I trapped for two hours at this mixed woodland, located NE of Cardiff, last night - a new trap site for me. The first hour was still and quiet, but then all of a sudden a breeze got up and the moths started to arrive. By the end the MV and actinic traps had produced a total of 26 species, comprising an attractive mix of spring woodland moths. Highlights included Pale Prominent, Purple Thorn, Square Spot, Grey Birch, Lunar Marbled Brown (4), V-pug (4), Herald (2), Pine Beauty and Semioscopis avellanella.

There were also early examples of Brown Silver-line and Yellow-barred Brindle. The season is moving on!

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