Friday, 2 June 2017

Broughton night of 31May17

Two nights ago 37 moths of 22 species were caught in our 8W Actinic trap at Broughton on Gower. The highlight was the Nationally Scarce B - White Colon, a new moth for us, Broom Moth, Beautiful Brocade and Small Fan-foot - all four species were new for the site for us taking our list to 195 (138 macro / 57 micro) from 22 trappings over 3 years. New for the year were Anania fuscalis, Fox Moth, Common Carpet, Small Square-spot, Small Angle Shades and The Flame. Also of note was a Mottled Beauty (conversaria) Later day flying at Llangennith Moors were Yellow Shell, Rush Veneer and Cinnabar.

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