Sunday, 17 June 2018

ooc (just) last weekend on the Mellte

Chris Manley and myself ran four 125w Skinner-type traps on the night of the 11th-12th and recorded 147 species of moth (747 individuals). Highlights included four Nationally Notable species: Cydia coniferana Nb (1), Devon Carpet Nb (1), Waved Carpet Nb (60+) (photo 1) and Blomer's Rivulet Nb (10). The total for Waved Carpet was particularly impressive from our point of view. Other species noted of interest included Map-winged Swift, Incurvaria oehlmanniella, Exoteleia dodecella, Hoary Plume, Ancylis diminutana, Ancylis mitterbacheriana, Spilonota laricana, Acrobasis consociella, Scalloped Hook-tip, Lime Hawk-moth, Smoky Wave, Clay Triple-lines, Oblique Carpet, Dingy Shell, Welsh Wave (photo 2), Narrow-winged Pug, Ochreous Pug, Clouded Magpie, Barred Umber, Satin Beauty, Dotted Carpet (photo 3), Bordered White, Beautiful Snout, Red-necked Footman, Silver Hook (photo 4) & Small Dotted Buff. Below is a sample of some of Chris's photos.

Non-lepidoteran interest was provided by Giant Lacewing Osmylus fulvicephalus, the localised caddisfly Limnephilus elegans and a leaf beetle Luperus longicornis. Also a begging juvenile Long-eared Owl was an unexpected breeding record bonus.

1 comment:

  1. A great catch and some nice species...I must try and track down a Dotted Carpet some time.