Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Newport Wetlands 9th October

27 moths of 12 species came to MV Robinson trap at Redhouse Barns. FFY were Barred Sallow and The Sallow. The best moth was an L-album Wainscot, a 3rd County Record.

Barred Sallow
The Sallow
L-album Wainscot
Another moth I was pleased to see was an Angle Shades. Although a very common moth, I can remember the first time I saw one and how excited I was because it was a moth I had seen lots of pictures of. It was the first time I ever went moth trapping with my newly arrived Skinner trap, back in 1994. I ran it at Crymlyn Bog NNR, Swansea, with Martin White and we caught 95 species! I'm sure many of the species were very rare, specialities of Crymlyn, but it was my first ever Angle Shades that sticks in my mind.

Angle Shades
Angle Shades

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