Thursday, 29 June 2017

Creigiau - Tuesday 27 June

An amazing box on Tuesday night - cloudy, drizzling rain but warm (15.8C minimum) and my actinic light attracted over 200 moths of 73 species, with 26 being new for the year ! Highlights included 22 V-Pugs (mostly on the wall behind the box), Large Emerald, Swallow-tailed Moth

and some really nice, well marked micros which I have attempted to ID (grateful for correction/confirmation) - an Argyresthia sp (possibly A. goedartella or maybe A. brockeella), Batrachedra praeangusta, Eucosma compoliliana and Ypsolopha sequella.


  1. I'd love to see a Large Emerald in the trap on a morning here in Llandaff. Stunning moth Howard, ever so jealous.

    1. For each of the last couple of years we have had a single visitor, usually in mid/late July so this one is a few weeks early. Nice to see though ...

  2. Hi Howard,

    The Argyresthia is brockeella.

    I've had the Batrachedra in my trap recently - what a skinny moth.

  3. Thanks George. Pleased to have had some well marked, fresh-looking micros for a change.