Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Lower Ochrwyth 25 June

A good night with 186 moths of  57 species.  NFY included: Dot Moth,Yellow Shell, Sharp-angled Peacock, Small Elephant Hawkmoth, Riband Wave, Light Arches, Clay Triple-lines, Small Yellow Wave, Dusky Brocade and Coronet.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Lower Ochrwyth 19 June

MV produced 66 moths of 33 species with a selection of FFY: Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix, Buff Arches, Grey Arches, Green Arches, Coxcomb Prominent, Purple Clay, Triple-spotted Clay, Shears, Double-striped Pug, Dingy Footman, Notocella (Epiblema) trimaculana and Scoparia ambigualis.  Also of interest was Mottled Beauty f. conversaria and x2 Elephant Hawks.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Lower Ochrwyth 15 June

Short session with MV up to about 12.30 - stopped because of heavy rain.  45 moths of 29 species.
NFY: Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix, Chrysoteuchia culmella, Large Yellow Underwing, Snout, Dark Arches and Green Silver Lines.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Lower Ochrwyth 12 June

Another cool evening, but decided to run the MV for a couple of hours.  36 moths of 24 species.

New for the year were: Bramble Shoot Moth, Light Grey Tortrix, Wormwood Pug and Shoulder-striped Wainscot.    

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Ochrwyth 9 June

A walk around the limestone quarry at the top of the hill produced x3 Small Heath Butterfly, x4 Crambus lathoniellus, Crambus perlella f. warringtonellus and Scoparia ambigualis.  
Set the MV @ home, but a cool evening therefore a modest catch with 25 moths of 16 species.  New for the year was Ingrailed Clay and Grey Tortrix.  Also, a couple more Scalloped Hazel which seem more plentiful in the garden this year - probably in contrast to everything else!



Friday, 8 June 2012

Lower Ochrwyth 6 June

Late entry for Wednesday night.  MV produced 80 moths of 29 species.  Common Marbled Carpet continues to be the main catch with 24.  New for the year were: Tawny Marbled Minor (good bronze individual); Celypha lacunana; Middle-barred Minor and Rivulet.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Newport Wetlands Reserve

Yesterday at Uskmouth - red admiral and ringlet butterflies. Cream-spot tiger moth adult and garden tiger moth larva. 2 small eggar moth larval webs at Goldcliff Lagoons near the 2nd viewing platform. One down Saltmarsh Lane has been predated by cuckoos (about the only bird that can eat hairy caterpillars and seems to specialise in doing so) - only one survivor visible.

Report & photograph by Kevin Dupe

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Lower Ochrwyth 4 June

Buff & White Ermine
A cool evening, but at least it was dry and calm.  That said, low temperature had an impact on what was about with MV only bringing in 14 moths of 10 species.  New for the year was Small Rivulet and Buff Ermine.  

Friday, 1 June 2012

Lower Ochrwyth 31 May

Ran the MV for a couple of hours which resulted in 69 moths of 36 species. 

New for the year were:
Satin Lutesting; Elephant Hawkmoth; Spruce Carpet (2); Treble Lines; Small Angle Shades; Light Emerald; Ingrailed Clay; M/R/T Minor; Bright-line Brown-eye; Grass Rivulet and Caloptilia syringella.