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.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Ogmore estuary.


    This young Great black back gull was not going to give up his rabbit meal!




Friday, 24 August 2018

Witches point, Dunraven, moth light. 21/8/18


   Dusky thorn


   Annulet and Mecyna asinalis


   Lesser spotted pinion


    Wax moth


   Dark sword grass


   Hedya ochroleucana


   Ypsolopha nemorella


    Actinic light.
    After a week of rain it was good to get out for a night with the actinic light. I ran it until
    midnight, when the drizzle returned. 38 species in all, including 8 Silver Y nectaring on
    a nearby bush. Top count was Large yellow underwing - 38. Also Dunbar, Purple bar,
    Devon carpet, Monopis laevigella and Argyresthia bonnetella.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Gilfach west. 17/8/18



     Phaulernis fulviguttella. New moth for the valley, found and photographed by Martyn Hnatiuk.