Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Saturday, 16 November 2013
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Saturday, 5 October 2013
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
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.
Thursday, 3 October 2013
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.
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
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 :-)
Monday, 23 September 2013
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Several new micros caught over the last couple of days, the first 2 at R&R's in Colwyn Bay and the last in Penrhyn Bay. The Bay ones were carcina quercana and acleris sparsana while back home I had either acleris laterana or the strawberry tort acleris comariana which can only be reliably sperarated by gen dis, although on size I would go for the former. Another trapping session produced one more new record for Conwy RSPB with setaceous hebrew character.
Friday, 30 August 2013
New records keep coming for the site at R&R's in Colwyn Bay with several more added in the last couple of days including feathered gothic (a male) which is a moth I'd not seen before and is the first record for the north west corner of Denbighshire with most seen on the eastern side of VC50. Also centre-barred sallow and a chevron were other new records.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
There are still plenty of moths around up on the mountain. Amongst all the underwings and rustics, I have caught my first Feathered Gothic and Buff Footman recently. Last night amongst about 250 moths were two local scarcities, both of which I have one previous record, Crescent and Haworth's Minor. Both have a preference for wet boggy areas, which are abundant around here! Also three Canary-shouldered Thorn last night.
Saturday, 24 August 2013
Several new records added to Conwy RSPB reserve's list after a couple of trapping sessions there this week with R&R and includes this morning's bulrush wainscot while back home had a broad bordered yellow underwing, the first for a couple of years.
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Monday, 19 August 2013
A white-spotted pug was among new records at R&R's in Colwyn Bay overnight along with, agonopterix arenella, dingy footman and agriphilia geniculea. Back home had a lateish iron prominent and a flounced rustic.
Sunday, 18 August 2013
Several more new records for R&R's in Colwyn Bay overnight with grey chi, shuttle-shaped dart, canary-shouldered thorn and flounced rustic. Back home in Penrhyn Bay square-spot rustic and flounced rustic were new in.
Monday, 12 August 2013
National Moth Night records from spare trap run by R&R in Colwyn Bay resulted as follows: Large yellow underwing 20 lesser bb yellow underwing 6 Black arches 2 Brimstone 1 double square spot 1 early thorn 1 dark arches 1 willow beauty 1 common footman 1 buff footman 1 yellow tail 1
Sunday, 11 August 2013
A total of 90 moths for me in my National Moth Night catch, nearly half (47) were large yellow underwing. Rest were: Lesser bb yellow underwing 7 Silver Y 3 Shuttle-shaped dart 5 Common rusric agg 6 Copper underwing agg 1 Flame shoulder 1 Rosy rustic 1 Dark arches 14 Willow beauty 1 Lesser yellow underwing 2 Dunbar 1
Friday, 9 August 2013
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Monday, 5 August 2013
Sunday, 4 August 2013
A good couple of days at both R&R's in Colwyn Bay and back home in Penrhyn Bay where I recorded by first migrant rush veneer plus a few NFY. At R&R's eighth record for Denbighshire with a smart micro ypsolopha sequella. Penrhyn Bay ones were: