Monday 15 October 2018

Red-Green Carpet in Bridgend

We only had 5 moths last night, but among them this one was a cracker - only our third record of Red-green Carpet.

Friday 12 October 2018

Abercregan 10/10/18

                      Scarce bordered straw

                      Merveille du jour.
                      10 species in total inc my first November moth of the year.

Thursday 11 October 2018

Dunraven last night 10/10/18.

                            Figure of eight

                          L-album wainscot

                         Acleris sparsana

                        Caloptilia rufipennella.
                        I was hoping for a lengthy session trapping for migrants in the
                        SE winds, but torrential rain stopped play at 10.20pm. I did
                        get one of my target moths, Figure of eight, but no migrants.
                        15 sp in all with Barred sallow (6) being the most numerous.

Sunday 7 October 2018

Port Eynon garden

A quick visit from my usual home in Buckinghamshire. Best of the catch was Feathered Ranunculus (not a species I get at home), L-Album Wainscot (same, although there seem to have been some inland catches of late over my way), Autumnal Rustic and a pristine Silver Y.

Also has a Painted Lady butterfly in the garden yesterday afternoon (my first this year).

Dave Morris

Friday 5 October 2018

Abercregan last night, Oleander hawkmoth!

                                Trapped my usual Thursday night venue last night and was
                                hoping for a migrant or two in the warm southerly breeze.
                                I only got one migrant, sitting beside the trap at 10.45pm,
                                but i'm not complaining!

Thursday 4 October 2018


A much better catch than of late in warmer, but damp conditions, with 24 moths of 11 species. The highlights were Eudonia angustea, Barred Sallow and Pale Mottled Willow all new for the year. This made it our best ever year for the garden with 223 species to date beating the very good year of 2006 (222). Apart from the usual suspects, other species caught were Large Ranunculus and Blair's Shoulder-knot.


With the arrival of a few migrants in the country and the remotest of possibilities that an Oleander Hawk might turn up, I dusted of the trap ... Sadly, there was no Oleander, but a reasonable catch of 25 species including a  Pearly Underwing, Turnip Moth and few Silver Y's showed there were a few migrants buzzing around . A late Riband Wave, Pine Carpet, Merveille du Jour and 18 Black Rustics were the pick of the residents.