Wednesday 1 July 2015

Darren y bannau, Maesteg last night PP, MH.

                           Scarce silver Y
                          Smoky wave
                         Welsh wave
                         Scythris grandipennis
                         Apotomis sauciana?  Can anyone confirm?
                         Martyn and I carried an MV and an Actinic up to this rocky
                         escarpment, which is covered with heather, Bilberry etc in a
                         mainly coniferous habitat. The main target was Scarce silver Y,
                         of which 2 were caught. In total we recorded 401 moths of 77
                         species on a night where the temp was still 22 degrees when we
                         packed up at 2:40AM. We got double figure counts of Beautiful snout,
                         Red necked footman, Northern spinach and Common heath.
                         A bonus was close views of a pair of Nightjar.