Saturday, 27 December 2014

Winter Moths

We set our garden trap last night for the last session of the Winter Moth Scheme for 2014 and felt the odds were stacked heavily against us - continuous rain, cold night, possible snow.  Last Friday, for example, we only caught 1 Winter Moth, while last night we were proved wrong - 51 Winter Moths.

Carolyn & Evan

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Mottled umbers

We put out one trap last night, by the centre at RSPB Ynys-hir, hoping for our first Scarce umber of the Autumn. No luck though just 9 Mottled umber and 1 December moth, but we did get to see the Flamingo later.

Tony & Ina

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Garden moth trap 6th December

Only one moth actually in the trap this morning - a male Feathered Thorn.  However, there was a Winter Moth (FFG), a November Moth agg. and a December Moth on the house wall.  Plus one micro, a LBAM.
December Moth

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Rusty Dot Pearl





Lovely Rusty Dot Pearl on my window in Penparcau yesterday, enjoying the sunshine!

Oleander hawkmoth

This is the first known record of Oleander hawkmoth in VC46. It was found between Cardigan and Llechryd in a polytunnel on the 21st October, by Clive Wychwood. His photo shows that the moth was a bit worn but it could have travelled some distance to get to Ceredigion. Many thanks to Clive for sending in the record and the photograph.

Tony

Latest Mothy Mutterings

http://www.mothscount.org/article/56/53/mothy_mutterings_november_2014.html

Good Morning All.

The latest Newsletter from BC Mothscount can be found by clicking on the link above.  Opens as a PDF.

Some reports on recent exhibitions, meeting, action plans etc., and a piece about the Belted Beauty, which being an ex Lancastrian I found interesting.

Ina