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.


1 comment:

  1. That's quite an amazing sight.

    I've seen a rise in Bird-cherry but not in Timothy, had the odd one or two.