Saturday, 20 August 2016

Creigiau - Thursday 18 August

Put the weekend box out early to beat the incoming bad weather and got 105 moths of 40 species in/around the box. There were  20 Large Yellow Underwing and 15 Grass-veneers ( 11 A.tristella and 2 each of A. selasella and A. straminella). Unusual was 8 Brimstone Moth! Coxcomb Prominent was the only new one for the year.

Got an unusual view of a Spectacle

and a nice shot of Aspilapteryx tringipennella

Only one I'm not sure of - is this a Bryotropha sp (possibly B. affinis)? Quite small at 5-6 mm and very dark. ID assistance appreciated.