Sunday, 19 August 2018

Llandaff - Garden - 18th August

It's been very poor trapping here in Llandaff, over the past few weeks. Nothing of note apart from Gold Spot, Garden Tigers, Ruby Tigers, Copper Underwings, Poplar and Eyed Hawk's.

I did have a couple of garden firsts, a Hummingbird Hawk Moth and a handful of Comma larvae on the young Sallows around the garden. Plenty of Holly Blues, Small and Large White's, Speckled Woods, one Meadow Brown, a single Peacock, but no Red Admirals or Tortoiseshell's

There was plenty of cloud cover last night but then came the drizzle and misty rain. A poor night again but there was an interesting moth on the outside which looks to be another first for the Garden,  a Calamotropha paludella. It does indeed have bright white hind wings. Also another first was a Peacock Moth.


  1. Hi Stephen - I don't suppose you photographed the Peacock Moth? There are no confirmed records of that species in Glamorgan -they have all been Sharp-angled.

  2. I was trying to get some but it doesnt sit still. I will double check it in case of mis ident, and take a pic as best I can. Although, if it's not been recorded then I expect I have.

  3. Sadly, this was the best I could do.

  4. It is good enough for me to say that (sadly) it is Sharp-angled!