Wednesday, 7 September 2016

An influx of earwigs

7 Lesser Earwigs (a very scarce species in Wales) came to the Dingestow Court MV last night, along with one example of the bug Ledra aurita.  These were highlights of what I had hoped would also be a memorable mothing night. 

As it was, the warm southerlies brought just 10 Silver Y and no other migrants, although overall numbers were high and there was reasonable diversity of locally-bred species.  Alongside nearly 100 Large YU, there were 10 Centre-barred Sallow, and singles of Autumnal Rustic, August Thorn, Oak Hooktip, Pinion-streaked Snout and Bulrush Wainscot.

1 comment:

  1. The lesser earwig can also be found by rummaging around dung heaps (cattle/horses) where a look-out can also be kept for the woodlouse Porcellionides pruinosus. Both species are scarce in Carms.