Saturday, 24 June 2017

Pengam Moors

On the last night of the heatwave (21st June) I took two portable traps down to the saltmarsh at Pengam Moors for a couple of hours. Although moth numbers were rather small, two saltmarsh specialists were caught - Bucculatrix maritima (several of these) and a Scrobipalpa species (tbc).
Plain form of Bucculatrix maritima
Scrobipalpa species tbc
It was also nice to see Obscure Wainscot and Cochylis molliculana (there was plenty of the foodplant, bristly oxtongue, near the trap site).
Cochylis molliculana


  1. Nice coastal stuff there George!

  2. Yes, well done. I was looking at dusk for C. molliculana the other evening on stands of bristly ox-tongue, but zilch!