Saturday, 6 October 2018

Oleander hawkmoth.





     Photos taken after the release of the Oleander hawkmoth caught yesterday.
     16 people came to see it during the day. It stayed still for several hours after release
      but was gone on it's travels by morning.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Abercregan last night.



                                    Ran the trap in warm southerly winds hoping for a migrant
                                    and got this stunning Oleander hawkmoth!
                                    The third county record, the other two were in 1958 and 1979.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Witches point moth light.


    Light and sheet


     Orange sallow, at least 6 seen.


    Barred sallow


   L-album wainscot


   Large ranunculus


   Northern rustic


     Willow beauty. 2 very small late brood specimens seen.
     Just 2 migrants noted, Silver Y and Dark swordgrass.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Nantyffyllon moth light last night.


    Pink barred sallow


    Peach blossom


     Frosted orange


    Gold spot


    Black rustic


    Neglected rustic


   Common marbled carpet


   Green carpet


    Pale tussock larva.
    31 species in total.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Micro moth news.


      Prays ruficeps. 2 in the garden trap at Nantyffyllon last night. This moth is No 700 for my home
      KM square - SS8592.


     Scrobipalpa instabilella. From Dunraven on 21st august. 2nd Glamorgan record.
     Thanks to Stephen Palmer for the gen det confirmation.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Two new moths for the valley.


    Phaulernis fulvigutella. Found by Martyn Hnatiuk.


    Feathered gothic, in the garden trap.