Sunday 22 September 2013

Gypsy Moth recorded at Commins Coch

Last night (21-09-13) my trap attracted a very rare migrant species to it, a Gypsy Moth. As of writting, this is only the second welsh record (the other was recorded ten days ago in south Wales). This species is not only rare to Wales, but the whole of the UK and to date only 40 or so records have been trapped, mostley in the south-eastern corner of England - since 2000 (apart from the welsh record) less than 20 have been recorded, all from coastal counties of south-east England.


Wednesday 4 September 2013

MMG next event is this Saturday, 7 September, at the Hafren Forest

Hello Everyone,

Below are the details of MMG’s (Montgomeryshire Moth Group) forthcoming mothing event, which is this coming Saturday, 7 September at the Hafren Forest. This area of Montgomeryshire is very under recorded, so we’re very hopeful of catching some good species, in an area which is not far from the source of the River Severn. So please come along and join us at this wonderful woodland site, for a great night’s mothing.

Full event details are:-

Venue: Hafren Forest.
Event Date: 7 September 2013.
Event time: 7:00 onwards, at the car park.
Directions: from the A470 take the B4518 towards Staylittle, as you enter the village you will see a signpost on the right for the Hafren Forest and the car park is 4.7 miles along this road on the right hand side.
Grid Reference: SN857869.

Montgomeryshire Moth Group (MMG) is an independent voluntary group of people interested in moths. All ages are welcome to attend events whether experts or beginners.

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 that suits you, we are likely to stay for several hours. However, in case of cancellation, due to 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 you know where the venue is before you set off.