Ceredigion Moths – Business as Usual

Lesser Yellow Underwing Moth

Lesser Yellow Underwing

Nothing too exciting in the moth trap last night. A reappearance of the Dark-barred and Red Twin-spot Carpets, both of which have two flight periods. An early one in mid April-June and a later in late July-August. I haven’t seen these for a while but we had both again last night.

Otherwise it was pretty much business as usual with a similar catch to the past few attempts. There was one new species though, a Lesser Yellow Underwing.

Here’s the full list:

  • 2 x Flame Shoulder
  • 4 x Scarce Footman
  • 3 x Yellow-tail
  • 5 x Shuttle-shaped Dart
  • 12 x Dark Arches
  • 4 x White-line Dart
  • 1 x Lackey
  • 16 x Large Yellow Underwing
  • 13 x Common Rustic / Lesser Common Rustic agg.
  • 1 x Bright-line Brown-eye
  • 3 x Rosy Minor
  • 8 x Smoky Wainscot
  • 1 x Drinker
  • 5 x Scalloped Oak
  • 4 x Garden Tiger
  • 2 x Cloaked Minor
  • 1 x Silver Y
  • 2 x Lesser yellow Underwing
  • 1 x Garden Carpet
  • 1 x Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
  • 1 x Red Twin-spot Carpet
  • 1 x Clay
  • 1 x Elephant Hawkmoth

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