- Number of traps - 8
- Species trapped and identified - 111
- Total number of moths caught - 1216
And for the records...
- 14 species never before recorded on Skomer!!! An astonishing total.
- 1 1st since 1960's
- 5 2nd records for the island
- 2 3rd records for the island
- and a 5th and 6th record for Pembrokeshire
|Interest for all ages! Processing the traps in the sheltered picnic areas, to avoid the torrential rain!|
|Moths on the menu? Making good use of the dining room.|
|Antler Moth. Quite a common species on Skomer, but always a delight!|
|Orange Swift. Another dazzling species|
|Common Plume Moth Emmelina monodactyla. Only the 2nd Skomer record!|
|The beautiful Acleris holmiana. This incredibly distinctive species had only been found|
on Skomer once before, trapped at North Haven in 2012. That's until we went and caught 13
of them during this event! Surely a new colonist?!
|Agonopterix arenella. . One of 14 1st records for Skomer|
|Agonopterix kaekeritziana. Another 1st for Skomer|
|Both Bullrush and Webb's Wainscots were caught, the latter species being a |
nationally scarce breeding resident on Skomer
|Chinese Character. A beautiful species which we don't often catch on the island|
|True Lovers Knot. What a name! And not a bad looking moth either.|
All images courtesy of Mark Burton