Tuesday, 22 March 2016

AGM Wednesday 23rd March

Usk Royal British Legion, Old Market St., Usk NP15 1AL
Speaker, Tom Eyles, GWT on Silent Valley
All welcome

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Dingestow Court

A Yellow Horned was the highlight of this morning's 40+ moths of 12 species that came to MV at Dingestow Court (set on 12/3/2016).  It's only the third of this species I have caught her in 20 years of trapping.  March Moth x3, Satellite x1, Brindled Pug x3 and Double-striped Pug x2 were alongside Oak Beauties, Early Greys and various Orthosia species.  Spring has sprung!

Friday, 11 March 2016


A few moths turned up at the MV on the patio last night & it was quite plesant sitting out with the trap due to the lack of that damn wind. Temps dropped out by early hours though.

Early Thorn x 2
Oak Beauty x 1
Common Quaker x 1
Hebrew Character x 1
March Moth x3

Light Brown Apple Moth x 1
Agonopterix heracliana agg x 2

                                      March Moth

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Lower Ochrwyth - 10 March

Spring weather prompted short burt of extra light in the garden this evening: Oak Beauty x2, Common Quaker x2 and a single Yellow Horned.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Slow start to spring

Having noticed a few moths flitting about in the headlight beams recently, I decided to dust off the MV last week and ran it over an evening.  The outcome - not a single moth!  On Thursday night, however, a single Diurnea fagella turned up at the outside light.  Well it's a start....

Diurnea fagella