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.