Monday, 7 October 2013

Migrant species moving across the county

The current spell of mild weather is certainly pushing migrant species across the county.

The migrant species I recorded at Commins Coch on 06-10-13 were:-

4 Silver Y Autographa gamma
2 Vestal Rhodometra sacraria
1 Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella
1 Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella

There have been reports of the above migrant species and others from various sites around the county, so come on, get those traps dusted off and have a go, this mild spell won't last forever.



  1. Migrant species recorded on the 07-10-13 at Commins Coch were:-

    5 Silver Y
    4 Vestal
    1 Nomophila noctuella


  2. Still a good selection of migrants in the trap. Species recorded on the 08-10-13 at Commins Coch were:-

    3 Silver Y
    1 Vestal
    2 Nomophila noctuella
    1 Udea ferrugalis


  3. As forecast, the winds have turned to from a northerly direction and subsequently trap counts have dropped. Only two migrants on the 09-10-13.

    1 Silver Y
    1 Nomophila noctuella

    I expect the main activity in this migrant influx will be drawing to a close now, but I will update this post should anything else be trapped.