Moths from Ynyslas

Another good night for the moth trap last night. The weather was still, a little overcast and temperatures only dropped to 10.6ºC. In the trap this orning were 108 moths from 29 different species, which included 4 new garden records.

  • 2x Scarce Footman*
  • 1x Small Magpie
  • 26 x Lackey
  • 3x Wormwood Pug
  • 2x Garden Tiger
  • 6x Grey Pug
  • 2x Small Seraphim
  • 2x Elephant Hawkmoth
  • 19x Heart and Dart
  • 2x White Ermine
  • 10x Dark Arches
  • 3x Oligia sp.
  • 1x Pebble Prominent
  • 1x Double-striped Pug
  • 2x Middle-barred Minor
  • 4x Flame
  • 1x Common Pug
  • 7x Barred yellow*
  • 1x Willow Beauty
  • 1x Common Marbled Carpet
  • 1x Shoulder-striped Wainscot
  • 2x Broom Moth
  • 2x Clouded-bordered Brindle
  • 1x Large Yellow Underwing
  • 1x Dusky Brocade
  • 1x Common Carpet
  • 1x Smoky Wainscot*
  • 1x White-line Dart*
  • 2x Lime-speck Pug

Of the new ones, the Yellow Barred is a lovely looking moth. The one I managed to photograph wasn’t the brightest of the bunch but still quite nice. The Scarce Footman, isn’t actually that scarce despite its name and the White-line Dart is quite common here too.

Time for a Stats Update:

Stats

2010

Number of species: 129

Moths: 1740

All time

Number of species: 147

Moths: 1939

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