Ceredigion Moths – A Varied Catch

The weather wasn’t great for moth trapping on Saturday night. It was raining when I put the trap out and then the wind picked up with gusts to 31.6 knots and average wind speed around 20-25 knots for most of the night. The temperature dropped to 13.8ºC, but there was still quite a varied catch in the trap come the morning with over 100 moths from 30 different species.

  • 2x Scarce Footman
  • 2x Garden Tiger
  • 1x Ruby Tiger
  • 1x Gold Spot
  • 7x Heart and Dart
  • 7x Lackey
  • 31x Dark Arches
  • 2x Small Magpie
  • 3x Flame Shoulder
  • 2x Dark / Grey Dagger agg.
  • 18x Large Yellow Underwing
  • 1x Buff Ermine
  • 2x Poplar Grey
  • 1x Dark Sword Grass
  • 2x Archer’s Dart
  • 10x Flame
  • 3x Shuttle-shaped Dart
  • 1x Common Wainscot
  • 1x Eyed Hawkmoth
  • 1x Silver Y
  • 3x Common Rustic / Lesser Common Rustic agg.
  • 1x Peach Blossom
  • 1x Bright-line Brown-eye
  • 1x July Highflyer
  • 2x Swallow-tailed Moth*
  • 1x Uncertain
  • 1x Antler Moth*
  • 1x Double-striped Pig
  • 1x Clay
  • 1x Pug – Not sure which yet? – Possibly Thyme Pug

The Peach Blossom with its bright pink splotches and the True Lover’s Knot are particularly nice.

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Alan Cole

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