Wednesday 12 August 2020

Small dusty wave

 Was by an open window in my place of works.. .. St. Helens road , Swansea 

Friday 7 August 2020

Port Eynon

 Managed to get my annual trip from Buckinghamshire to Port Eynon in at last, and naturally enough trapped in my mum's garden.

I had a few new for my year list, although not as many of the coastal species I usually manage to catch, albeit 5-6 weeks earlier in the year.

Of interest, though, I did catch Mecyna asinalis, Dolicharthria punctalis, and three examples of what I take to be Cosmopterix pulchrimella, which I see from the Glamorgan Moths website has occurred in Port Eynon on a handful of previous occasions. 

Dave Morris

Friday 10 July 2020

Micro queries

Some micro queries from my Gorseinon garden last night .
 No 1 

 No 2

 No 3

 No 4

 No 5.   Images 1 and 3 look to be Mompha epilobiella. , no 2 Eudonia delunella , no 4 E truncicolella and  no 5 Gypsonoma oppressana . Thanks for any input

Friday 26 June 2020


Some highlights from 24tb /25th ...
Stathmopoda pedella , Scarce silver lines , July belle , four-dotted footman , 2 beautiful hook-tip, privet hawk, grass emerald , Brussels lace and generally good numbers for my garden of fair sp range

Saturday 23 May 2020


Some highlights from a couple of traps on tues and Wednesday were 2 Seraphim ( thanks Barry for confirmation) and shears

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Llandaff - Garden - 16th May

Another slow start to the year here on my side of Llandaff. I've only passed single figures on three occasions since starting this years Garden Moth Scheme.

Highlight once again thus far was a Toadflax Brocade, sadly the Great Tit's beat me to it. I saw one wing on top of trap and rest inside. I've still not found any larvae in the garden amongst the Purple Toadflax, nor on the copious amounts of it in the lane, especially as the larvae is quite conspicuous.

Toadflax Brocade

Sunday 17 May 2020

Abercregan. 14th may.

             One Anania funebris on the steep bank going down to the river at SS857961.

              The Heather and bracken slope where the moth was seen.

Friday 10 April 2020

Gorseinon Thursday night 9th

Blossom underwing last night the highlight . Good numbers of moths/species
21 brindled beauty ,  9 c. Quaker, 7 s. Quaker , 5 Hebrew ch.  singles of streamer, ang shades , Sal kitten  , pop grey, early tooth striped, twin spot Quaker . 2 each of clouded drab and oak beauty

Garnwen, Nantyffyllon 9/4/20.

            2 Epinotia pygmaeana flying in sunshine around spruce trees, a lifer for me and only 5 previous county records. The photo below shows the feathered antennae. Both were males.

Thursday 6 February 2020

Moth Dissection Course

I am running a dissection course at the SEWBReC office at the end of the February, and we have two spaces left. If you are interested, please contact me (david . slade @ sewbrec . org . uk) Thanks, Dave