Sunday 14 October 2012

Catch from 10th October

Not too much in the traps recently due to the chilly weather - and just to think it was this time last year when all the exciting migrants were arriving. Had a reasonable night last Wednesday night with 30 species:

Canary-shouldered Thorn - 5
Red-green Carpet - 3
Rosy Rustic - 3
Brimstone - 6
CM Carpet - 2
Set. Hebrew Char - 13
Square-spot Rustic - 5
Silver Y - 2
Blair's Shoulder Knot - 1
Barred Sallow - 1
Green-brindled Crescent - 1
Merveille Du Jour - 3
Beaded Chestnut - 16
Brown-spot Pinion - 2
Figure of Eight - 1
Snout - 1
Black Rustic - 2
Brindled Green - 1
Flounced Chestnut - 1
Large YU - 1
Frosted Orange - 1
Lunar Underwing - 1
Grey-shoulder Knot - 2
Streak - 1 
November Moth. - 2 (confirmed via genitalia)

Acleris variegana - 2
Endrosis sarcitrella - 1
Agonop arenella - 1
Ypsolopha ustella - 1
Alceris rhombana - 1

Doesn't look like 2012 will be such a good migrant year as the last. Also missing quite a few resident species this year which I caught commonly this time in 2011, namely Large Wainscot, Dusky Lemon Sallow an also Mallow. Still time though - just need a nice mild spell (preferably with SE winds!).

Douglas B.

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Pont Llogel 6/10/12 - event report

The full report from last Saturday evenings moth event at Pont Llogel can be found here.

Monday 8 October 2012

Pont Llogel event (6th October 2012)

The full report for this event will shortly appear on the main website, but here I have put photos of the species recorded on Saturday 6th October.  The first three photos were of the moths actually seen on Saturday night; the rest are taken from my collection of photos taken in Montgomeryshire.
Green-brindled Crescent
Lunar Underwing

Acleris sparsana
Canary-shouldered Thorn
Frosted Orange
Merveille du Jour
November Moth
Red-green Carpet
Silver Y (migrant)
Common Marbled Carpet (showing diagnostic underside)

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Pont Llogel event 6 October 2012

Hello All,

Below you will find details of the MMG’s last mothing event of this year, which is on Saturday 6 October at Pont Llogel (please note the meet time change to 6:30 pm.).
This is our last mothing event of the year, so why not come along and join us for an enjoyable evening instead of sitting in and watching the TV, all are welcome. We are approaching that time of year when more migrant species are drawn to our shores, so hopefully a few of these will be attracted to our light traps.

The event details are:-

Date: 6 October 2012.
Venue: Pont Llogel – along the River.
Meet time: 6:30 pm at the bridge car park.
Directions: Pont Llogel is on the B4395, which, from the south is off the A458 near Llangadfan.
Map reference: SJ032154.
Target species: Autumn Migrants.   

Montgomeryshire Moth Group (MMG) is an independent voluntary group of people interested in moths. All ages are welcome to all events, beginners or experts.
This year all the events are light trapping events. We set up the light traps at dusk to attract moths and then release them after identification.
You are welcome to join us for as much of the evening as suits you, we are likely to stay for several hours. However, in case of cancellation, in poor weather or unforeseen circumstances, always ring or e-mail to check the event is on before joining us. Please bring a touch and suitable clothing
Please note that some sites are not easy to find, so please make sure that you know where the venue is before you set off.

Hope to see some of you at the event.

All the best,