Sunday, 28 August 2016

Creigiau last night

The omens were good yesterday with Silver Y and Psychoides filicivora both seen in the borders in the afternoon and then we had the annual visit of of Pyrausta aurata. Last year it was accompanied by Pyrausta purpuralis so looking out for that now!

The overnight box attracted 157 moths of 53 species (I counted 48 Large Yellow Underwing & 23 Brimstone but there were probably more!). Highlights were 4 lifers -  Magpie Moth, Agriphila geniculea, Lathronympha strigana and Caloptilia alchimiella/robustella

Another highlight was the appearance of a very crisp Gold Spot

Garden Pebble also made a first appearance for the year.


  1. Great Photos Howard!
    I recall many years back there was a neighbours hedge with a mix of Ivy and Hazel, which had hundreds of Magpie larvae each year on it. Sadly, the hedge is still there but the species has long gone. So many species I just don't get any more in the garden.

    1. Thanks Stephen.
      I started 'mothing' in 2013 and am still surprised at what turns up in the garden. This year, although numbers seem to be down, I've had a quite a few new moths, particularly micros, which has been particularly pleasing.