Saturday, 4 July 2015

Llandinam Gravels

I headed to Llandinam Gravels on Wednesday. A nice MWT reserve that's had some trapping done before but never in summer. I was able to record 152 species, most of these being new to the reserve.

The night was extremely warm, though a breeze probably reduced the catch somewhat.

The best macros were Little Emerald, Oblique Carpet, Beautiful Carpet, Larch Pug, Dwarf Pug, Blomer's Rivulet, Small Seraphim, Clouded Magpie, Lilac Beauty, Brussels Lace and Double Dart.

The most interesting micros was Capperia britanniodactylus - a plume moth feeding on wood sage which is new to Montgomeryshire. Others included: Calybites phasianipennella, Triaxomera fulvimitrella, Monochroa tenebrella and Dichrorampha montanana.

As usual, full species list and load of photos on link below:
Llandinam Gravels 01-07-15

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that is a great species list and a cracking new plume you've added to the county list. Well done Douglas.

    With no summer trapping done at this site before, there's bound to be plenty of scope to increase the site species list in future summer visits.