Sunday, 1 July 2012

Penrhyn Bay Moths - 3 Garden Firsts!

After the disappointment of last nights 'all nighter' at Pensychanant being washed out. Ian Keith and I decided to cut our loses and set the traps in our gardens. My haul in Penrhyn Bay included the following:-

21 Heat and Dart
4 Heart and Club
Silver Y
female Ghost Moth (first record for garden)
Spectacle (first record for garden)
Cabbage Moth (first for garden)
2 Dark Arches
Light Arches
2 Large Yellow Underwing
Grey / Dark Dagger
Double Square Spot
 Cabbage Moth - 1st Garden record
 Grey / Dark Dagger - I wasn't goint to disect it's genitalia!
 Double Sqaure spot
 Female Ghost Moth - First for my Garden
Spectacle - another first for my garden!
Silver Y about to take off.

Then off to Ian's at Glan Conwy to see what he'd caught..............

1 comment:

  1. Cracking ghost! Nice one

    The spectacle is actually Dark Spectacle - note the rich brown tones at the base and towards the tip of the wings plus the very dark slate grey band across the wing.