Invertebrate Group

Rhayder by Nature Invertebrate Study group meetings (butterflies,dragonflies,moths,grasshopper and other spineless beings!) will appear on this page. For those interested in building our knowledge of these generally quite large and relatively easy to identify insects and other invertebrates. Discovery, identification, recording and training are what these forays are all about and are assisted by local expert entomologists Phil Ward and Mike Paskin. Moth trapping will be going on throughout the spring-autumn period at various sites – phone Richard  Knight on 01597 811169 if you want to come along.

Small Copper August 2008

Small Copper August 2008

Due to a very much appreciated grant from Environment Wales the surveying of invertebrates within our study area moves to a new level.  We now have three lightweight easily transportable moth traps which enable us to carry out moth trapping and recording almost anywhere.  We can now reach the parts we couldn’t reach before  –  deep in the woods, across the moorlands and out in the fields.  This presents a very exciting prospect and already we have caught a moth previously unknown in Radnorshire. (Totricodes Alternella)

Blood vein

Blood vein

Moth trapping excursions additional to those listed below will be going on throughout the spring-autumn period at various locations, ‘phone Richard on 01597 811169 if you want to get involved or just wish to come along and see the catches .

Please watch this space for events in 2016

 

 

 

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