Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Autumn moths at last!

Been quiet here for the last few weeks apart from one micro, Nemapogon wolffiella - which turned out to be a new county record and an Nb. moth.

Last night I caught:

Feathered Gothic
Feathered Gothic [NFM] - 1
Centre-barred Sallow [NFY] - 14
Frosted Orange [NFY] - 1
Sallow [NFY] - 2
Pale Eggar - 1
Large Yellow Underwing - 23
Brimstone - 4
Magpie - 3
Copper Underwing - 3
Common Marbled Carpet - 1
S. Hebrew Character - 52
Lesser BB Yellow Underwing - 2
Rosy Rustic - 3
Square-spot Rustic - 4
Flame Shoulder - 14
Flounced Rustic - 16
Spectacle - 1
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing - 1
Common Rustic agg. - 2
Dingy Footman - 1
Small Square Spot - 3
Canary-shouldered Thorn - 1
Small Phoenix - 1
Flame Carpet - 1
Green Carpet - 1
September Thorn - 1

Argyresthia brockeella [NFM] - 1
Mother of Pearl
Argyresthia goedartella - 1
Acleris laterana - 1
Celypha lacunana - 2
Trachycera advenella- 4

(also just seen a Red Underwing [NFY] on the side of the house) 

Friday, 26 August 2011

Rosy Marsh

Rosy Marsh moth found in Robinson trap after overnight session on 21st/22nd August at Cors Dyfi.
Peter Williams is of course delighted at this find but I have to admit to feeling some guilt that he didn't get this on one of his own evenings when it was him, who after an amazing 7 years of trying and never giving up, truly deserved it.

Now we know it's on site we can manage the Bog Myrtle and surrounding vegetation in a more favourable manner and of course searches will duly be carried out for any larvae. MariaW - Cors Dyfi "Furballs" Officer, Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Gregynog Park Event

At the Gregynog Park moth event last Saturday evening we recorded 33 species.

The full report/species list is now on the website and can be found (along with the other 2011 event reports) here.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

MMG (Montgomeryshire Moth Group) event at Gregynog Park, Saturday 13th August

Dear All

A reminder that there is a MMG (Montgomeryshire Moth Group) event at Gregynog Park on Saturday 13th August,

Map reference: SO085976.

Details: A rare chance to trap in this wonderful mature wooded site, so please come along and join us for another interesting and hopefully exciting evening’s mothing.

Meet: 8:00 pm. in overflow car park. This will be signposted once you enter the estate, so just follow the directions. Please contact me to check that the event is on, and for further directions if you need them (contact details in events area of web site). Please bring a torch.

Directions: Take the A489 from Newtown towards Welshpool, after about two and a half miles turn right onto the B4389 to Tregynon where you will find the main entrance to the Gregynog estate.

Address: Gregynog, Tregynon, Nr. Newtown, Powys SY16 3PW.


Sunday, 7 August 2011

Mass emergence during warm weather

During the recent bout of warmer nights there has certainly been a mass emergence of two species of micro moth - Yponomeuta evonyella and Aphelia paleana. Both these species have been reported to me from various sites around the county in very large numbers. The photo above from Richard Becker in the south of the county at Llanidloes shows the bottom of his trap covered with A. paleana.


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Last few night's moths

Over the last week or so it's been very warm here. Nights of 16c.
Over this week I've had the following NFMs:

Double Kidney
Square-spotted Clay, an Nb species (right)
Brown-line Bright-eye (below)
Crescent (bottom right)

Hoping to get a few more tonight, nice and warm.