Ceredigion Moths – Best Catch Yet

Everything looked good for the moth trap last night, so I put it out with high hopes of a good catch. I put it a few metres away from the normal spot, next to a flowering lilac and Ceanothus and then spent some time sat out there as the light faded. There were plenty of moths about at dusk and one or two entered the trap. By the morning there was a whole trapful to go through. 98 moths, 37 different species, and 12 new to me.

  • 1x Puss Moth
  • 1x Fox Moth
  • 8x Purple Bar
  • 11x Heart and Dart
  • 1x Eyed Hawkmoth
  • 4x Elephant Hawkmoth*
  • 5x Hebrew Character
  • 3x Brindled Pug
  • 3x Treble Lines
  • 3x Common Pug
  • 3x Garden Carpet
  • 4x Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
  • 1x Poplar Hawkmoth*
  • 1x Pale Tussock*
  • 1x Large Yellow Underwing
  • 1x Middle Barred Minor*
  • 2x Sallow Kitten
  • 3x Green Carpet*
  • 1x Wormwood Pug*
  • 1x Bright-line Brown-eye
  • 2x White Ermine*
  • 14x Small Square-spot
  • 2x Rustic Shoulder Knot
  • 1x Gold Spot
  • 6x Flame Shoulder
  • 1x Alder Moth*
  • 2x Common Marbled Carpet
  • 1x Silver-ground Carpet*
  • 2x Shears
  • 1x Brown Rustic
  • 4x Silver Y
  • 1x Common Swift
  • 1x Small Magpie
  • 1x Oligia sp.
  • 1x Common Carpet
  • 1x Foxglove Pug*
  • 1x Narrow-winged Pug*

Phew! Here are the species that are new garden records.

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Alan Cole

Alan is a Freelance Website Designer, Sports & Exercise Science Lab Technician and full time Dad & husband with far too many hobbies: Triathlete, Swimming, Cycling, Running, MTBing, Surfing, Windsurfing, SUPing, Gardening, Photography.... The list goes on.

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