April Moths in Wales

The weather is improving and as the forecast was for a warm,, dry, windless night I put the moth-trap out before heading off for a mountain bike ride in the Dyfi Forest.

On the drive home there were bats flying everywhere. They must have been out catching moths and other insects so it looked as though it should be a good night for the moths. On inspecting thee trap this morning, there were plenty of moths and Morgan identified them well.

  • 8 x Shoulder stripe
  • 17 x Hebrew Character
  • 1 x Mottled Grey
  • 3 x Early Grey
  • 7 x Common Quaker
  • 1 x Emmelina monodactyla
  • 1 x Red Sword-grass
  • 2 x Powdered Quaker
  • 3 x Clouded Drab
  • 1 x Small Quaker
  • 6 x Red Chestnut
  • 1 x Early Thorn
  • 1 x Angle Shades

Nothing new to the garden, but still a nice catch for early in the season.

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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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