Tuesday, 19 November 2013

December in November

My first December moth was trapped a couple of nights ago and was one of my earliest dates for this species.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Still flying

Put the trap out last night and managed a light brown apple moth, silver Y and this new for the year feathered thorn.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Only one moth in the trap last night but it turned out to be my first figure of eight of the autumn.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Autumn's here

More autumn species keep turning up with a couple of green brindled crescents in the catch last night plus a red green carpet, blair's shoulder knot, silver Y, lunar underwing along with some late flying common marbled carpets, brimstone, large yellow underwing and a willow beauty.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Another new micro

The run of new micro records continued last night with my first agonopterix umbellana caught in Penrhyn Bay. Also trapped were blair's shoulder knot 3, lunar underwing, feathered ranunculus 2, large yellow underwing, black rustic, silver Y 4.
agonopterix umbellana

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Micro magic

Had a session last night with my spare trap at my son's in Dyserth and managed to catch a new moth for me, ypsolopha sequella, quite a smart micro and apparently only the eighth record for Denbighshire.
ypsolopha sequella Also trapped a beaded chestnut at Dyserth, a paler one than 2 more richer coloured ones I had at home the previous night.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Autumnal Moths in Cemaes

 Pearly Underwing
 Pearly Underwing and Feathered Ranunculus
 Feathered Ranunculus
 Burnished Brass
 Dusky Thorn
 Frosted Orange
 Lunar Underwing
 Common Marbled Carpet
 Marbled Carpet sp. 1
Marbled Carpet sp. 2

Above is a selection of moths I caught last night. Is Pearly Underwing a common immigrant in North Wales? Also any tips on separating Marbled Carpets would be good :-)