Wednesday 16 August 2017

Broughton, Gower 12Aug17

On the night of the peak Perseids meteor shower, we trapped 44 moths of 29 species. We recorded a new moth for the site (218th) in Agonopterix nervosa and some superb Oak Eggars (sp) and Grass Eggars. Also new for the year there were Rusty Dot Pearl, Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix, Agonopterix purpurea, Agriphila tristella, Lime-speck Pug, The Fern, Magpie, Poplar Hawkmoth and Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing. We also caught another Sharp-angled Peacock as well as 2 Common Burying Beetles and 5 Black Sexton Beetles.


Then on 13th in daytime saw me locate this monster whilst looking for Butterflies at Twlc Point - a massive species of parasitic fly - Tachina grossa!

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