Yesterday was one of the busiest days for trapping, with just under 400 moths in the withies trap and about 250 in the Nant trap. Some of the highlights in the last few days have included the first Square-spot Darts of the year (Nationally scarce), Ruby Tiger, Six-striped Rustic, Bordered Beauty, Dun-bar, female Northern Eggars, Spectacles, Chinese Character, Dotted Clays, Flame Carpet and Dark Sword-grass. In terms of micro moths, there have been some relatively exciting finds, including the following: Orthotelia sparganella (2nd Bardsey record), Argyresthia bonnetella (first for Bardsey), Zeiraphera ratzeburgiana and Z. isertana, Bryotropha domestica, Scrobipalpa costella (Nationally scarce), and Endotricha flammealis.
Here is a photo summary for the last couple of days...
An egg box full of moths, including Scalloped Oak, female Northern Eggar, Dark Arches, Smoky Wainscots...
My smaller heath trap with a bounty of moths
Some notes from the 14th
Lessser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
True Lover's Knot
male Northern Eggar