Friday, 20 June 2014

Abercregan moth light last night.

                             Green silver lines
                             Spectacle
                             Northern spinach
                             Broom moth
                              Clouded magpie
                              Purple bar
                              Figure of eighty
                              Coleophora mayrella.
                              A good night with over 50 species. Top counts were
                              33 Marbled white spot and 10 Elephant hawkmoth.

Dunraven yesterday.

                              Hummingbird hawkmoth, there is currently an influx of these migrants into the UK
                              Thistle ermine
                              Blackbird
                              Witches point.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Late post for 16th June.

                                  Judolia sexmaculata at Abercregan.
                                  Thanks to Martyn for the ID.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Parc slip Tondu

Graphomya maculata

Southern marsh orchid

Common darter


Heath spotted orchid

Beautiful china mark moth parapoynx stagnata

Chrysopilus cristatus

Blue tailed damselfly

Fox and cubs pilosella aurantiaca

Ragged robin lychnis flos cuculi

Anthomyia procellaris

Calocoris stysi

Selfheal prunella vulgaris

Grey mining bee
















Llynfi valley today

leveret (young hare)

chrysopilus cristatus


tutsan hypericum androsaemum

Saturday, 14 June 2014

China trip.

                                  A write up on my recent birding trip to China is now in the pages sidebar.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Nantyffyllon 4:30 this morning

                                  Looking east
                                  Looking west.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Nantyffyllon today.

                                       Burnet companion
                                      Leucozona lucorum
                                      Epiblema scutulana
                                     Large skipper
                                    Large skipper
                                    Ichneumon sarcitorious
                                     Mother shipton
                                    Crambus pascuella.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Mynydd bach.

                                       Male Whinchat
                                     Female Whinchat
                                    Common blue.
                                    Also Small pearl bordered fritilliary and Dingy skipper.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Wasp beetle (clytus arietis)


                                     Sheltering from the rain in my flat yesterday.