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A great weekend in Tywyn was had by all. Some “Mothyn”, “Walkyn”, “Lazyn” on the Beach “Sunyn” and “Eatyn” – Superb. Here’s the results.

First the Moth Trap – Overnight on 30th July – Garden Trap using a 125watt Blended Bulb – 40 species – 70 moths – Highlights apart from photos below – Magpie Moth; Yellow-tail; Oak Hook-tip; Crescent Dart; Dingy Footman; Buff Footman; Rosy Footman (dead); Silver Y; Gothic; Caloptilia rufipennella; Endotricha flammealis; Garden Pebble; Mother of Pearl; Anania coronata; Udea prunalis; Acrobasis advenella.

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Crescent Dart – A local species found on the west coast – A new moth for me and the best of the catch – Tywyn – Tony Davison©

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Rosy Footman – The biggest disappointment was to find this dead at the bottom of the trap box. Either killed by one of the many wasps or by touching the bulb on entry.

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Caloptilia rufipennella – Above 2 images – Another new moth species for me – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – A common micro on Sycamore

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Honeysuckle MothYpsolopha dentella – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – Common in gardens and woodland where there is Honeysuckle.

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Acrobasis advenella – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – A common micro moth favouring Hawthorn

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Acleris forrskaleana – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – A common micro moth found on Sycamore in hedges, gardens and woodland – Unmistakeable

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Rush VeneerNomophila noctuella – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – A common migrant throughout the British Isles, can often be abundant 

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Oak Hook-tip – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – A common macro moth found on oak – this is likely a female due to the large size.

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Dingy Footman – Above 2 images – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – A common macro moth – often described as looking like a melon pip

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Dun-bar –  Tywyn – Tony Davison© – A common macro moth found anywhere where there are trees and shrubs

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Silver Y – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – Six were in the trap – A common to abundant breeding migrant that flies by day and night


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Tywyn Seascapes – Above 6 images – Friday evening 30th July 2016 and a wonderful sunset over the Lleyn Peninsula – Tony Davison© – Taken with a Sony Cyber-shot


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“Steve” our friendly Herring Gull – feeds out of your hand and even comes into the lounge for a wander round – Tony Davison© – The Badgers bowl is empty..

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Ready for the Big RSPB Wild Sleepout Weekend. – Tywyn – Tony Davison© – What a great weekend for the kids

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Sunday Dinner – Weekend finished off with a fabulous dinner at the Cross Foxes, Bala. Many thanks to Sue, Nick, Molly, Sam and Josh



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