20 September 2009

National Moth Night 2009

Highlights from the GMRG meeting at Horton on 19th September included Cypress Pug and 2 L-album Wainscot [photo above]. Other highlights from trap catches submitted to date included Merveille du Jour at Cwm-twrch Isaf (Gwyn Roberts) this being a new species for the site, 32 species at Glen Moor - Reynoldston (David Painter), Convolvulus Hawk-moth and Red Underwing at Nitten Field - Mewslade (Barry Stewart & Bob Rigdon), Large Ranunculus at Waunarlwydd (Chris Manley) and 33 species including Mompha locupletella, Merveille du Jour and Pinion-streaked Snout at Waterfall Terrace, Resolven (Jenny Colley). A search of Ivy blossom at Overton (BS & Jordan Thomas) produced 2 more L-album Wainscot, these constituting the 6th county record of a species only recorded as recently as 2004. Check out http://www.nationalmothnight.info/ for more info.

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