Friday, 16 November 2012

Merveille du jour

Another trapping session in Colwyn Bay prodiced the first Merveille du jour of the year, a really smart moth. Also common marbled carpet, lbam and a probable but very worn spruce carpet.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Mynydd Bodafon, Anglesey 15/11/12

As it was a very warm evening I dug the moth trap out of its winter storage. Conditions were cloudy and humid but the skies cleared overnight which may have reduced the catch. However there was quite a variety, if not huge numbers.

3 Red-green Carpet
1 Angle Shades
1 Silver Y
2 Black Rustic
2 November Moth
1 Blair's Shoulder-knot
1 December Moth
2 Feathered Thorn
1 Beaded Chestnut
2 Flounced Chestnut
1 Winter Moth
1 Northern Deep-brown Dart
1 Spruce Carpet

December Moth

November Moth

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Still catching the occasional moth with a spruce carpet in the trap last night and a light brown apple moth still on the wing with a silver Y the night before.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Colwyn Bay

Put my spare trap up at R&R's in Colwyn Bay last night and recorded my first mottled umber of the year. Also 4 common marbled carpets and an angle shades. Back home I just had a single figure of eight.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Slightly milder last night so gave it a go and trapped a common marbled carpet and 3 micros one of which I think is acleris sparsana which would only be 6th record for Gwynedd so opinions welcomed as to it's id. Also had common plume and one that got away which I think was eudonia angustea type.