Saturday, 20 July 2013

Bardsey moth update

Haven't posted on here for ages- hopefully make it more of a habit in weeks to come!

After a few weeks of glorious weather, I decided to put one of my heath traps at the North End of the island. This morning it produced a respectable 450+ moths of 50 species; largely Crescent Darts, Triple-spotted Clays and True Lover's Knots.
Amongst them was a rather nice Peach Blossom: a new moth for me, and only the second for Bardsey. Also of note in the trap was a Northern Spinach, surprisingly the first ever Bardsey record. A nice side dish of V-Pug, Narrow-winged Pug, Marbled Coronet, Silver Y, Pinion-streaked Snout and Rosy Minor made for a very pleasant session!
The best moth of the morning undoubtedly went to the Syncopacma taeniolella which was on the light sensor: another Bardsey first!

The rather nice Peach Blossom
 Burnished Brass from yesterday- quite scarce here!
 Silver Y
 The stunning Syncopacma taeniolella
 Common Emerald
Eana penziana from the other day- National Scarce B

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