Moth Trapping

On our way home from a swim in Aberydtwyth last night there were loads of moths in the headlights so I decided to put the moth trap out. Unfortunately the wind filled in quite a bit overnight getting to around 30 knots, so despite the fact that the temperature stayed up close to 20°C there weren’t a huge number of moths in the trap this morning.

There was a new one for us though, a Small Rufous.

Small Rufous

Small Rufous

And the every photogenic Drinker.

Drinker

Drinker

Drinker

Drinker

Small RufousHere’s the full list from last nights moth trapping:

  • 1x Willow Beauty
  • 1x July Highflyer
  • 2x Rosy Minor
  • 3x Large Yellow Underwing
  • 3x Common Rustic / Lesser Common Rustic agg.
  • 1x Dingy Footman
  • 4x Flame Shoulder
  • 8x White-line Dart
  • 2x Dark Arches
  • 1x Antler Moth
  • 1x Shuttle-shaped Dart
  • 1x Drinker
  • 1x Small Rufous*
  • 1x Flounced Rustic

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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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