Larvae of the crane-fly, of turnip and cabbage moths, and of the yellow underwing
, which among them feed on grass, turnips, cabbage, potatoes and beet, are all predated by lapwings.
But concerns have remained over a number of once-common UK natives that thrived in Wales, including the meadow brown butterfly and the yellow underwing
moth, which have struggled.
Some of the day-flying species are familiar, such as the grey and pink burnet moths and the nectar-seeking silver Y, and every gardener has at some time disturbed a roosting large yellow underwing
in a clump of vegetation.
(1979) Celestial orientation by the large yellow underwing
moth, Noctua pronuba L.
INC Asurvey uncovers two rare species, the Dot's Tooth Moth and the Least Yellow Underwing
, both thought to be extinct in this area since the 1880's.
The rain was arguably a result of our temperate globally-warmed winter, and as I left the house of Mammon, I was confronted with the caterpillar of a Large Yellow Underwing
moth, shuffling, concertinastyle along the damp city pavement.
These included the potato stem borer, Hydraecia micacea Esper, and the large yellow underwing
(cutworm), Noctua pronuba L.
LUNAR YELLOW UNDERWING
This type of moth, pictured, has disappeared from the few areas of Wales where it was formerly found.
The mercury bulb blinked into action, but apart from a very faded large yellow underwing
, a hangover from the summer, nothing could be lured to the light at Dempsey Towers this weekend.
Large yellow underwing
, cinnabar and latticed heath, three attractive day-time flying moths, have also been seen here and at the Baltic Fleet in June.
The potent brew attracted woozy, boozy bevies of Old Lady moths, Large Yellow Underwings
and a stunning Swallow-tailed Moth.
In the last rays of the mercury vapour bulb, I noticed both swallow prominent and gold spot going to roost at the bottom of the trap, among hordes of silver Y moths and large yellow underwings