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Diolch yn fawr - that makes sense as they are the most common species in that particular area. Doug


I take Mantell to mean cloak/mantel, so a peacock cloak kind of fits,
(just a gess).

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - Today.

Marchysgallen - Spear thistle.

Rhywbeth anaferol i mi - something unusual to me.

Larvae chwilen dail gwern - Alder leaf beetle larvae.

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - today.

Llysiau’r milwr goch - Purple loose strife.

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Heddiw - Today.

Barf yr afr - Goat’s beard.

Gweirloyn y glaw - Ringlet.

Gweirloyn y perthi - Gatekeeper.

Cheers J.P.


Y wythnos diwethaf, ond dw i ddim yn gwbod sut i ddweud “tiger swallowtail.”


Tyllau gwenyn mewn clogwyn. Bee holes in a cliff.

Yn anffodus, welais i mo’r gwenyn.

Does anyone know the Cymraeg for Marsh Helleborine (Epipactis palustris)? Helleborine y gors?
All at Dry Sandford Pit, Oxfordshire.


It’s Caldrist y gors (for which, diolch i’r llyfr ‘Planhigion Blodeuol, Conwydd a Rhedyn’ in the series titled Cyfres Enwau Creaduriaid a Phlanhigion published by Cymdeithas Edward Llwyd :slightly_smiling_face:)


Diolch, @johnwilliams_6.


Heddiw - Today.

Cyngaf mawr - Greater burdock.

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - Today.

Melyn y rhafnwydd - Brimstone.

Cheers J.P.


@ramblingjohn - I assume that is the name of the moth? That looks like what we call a “luna moth” here. Interesting how different the names are across the pond!


They do look a bit similar I think. I have seen Brimstone butterflies (Gonepteryx rhamni) like @ramblingjohn’s and sometimes yellower. I think those yellow ones may be the males.
I looked up Luna moth and found Actias luna. It seems to be an American species, so not normally found in UK.


Yep, after I wrote that, I looked up the luna moth, too. Not quite the same, but very similar. Since I’m in the US that is what I’m familiar with.


Yes i would think it is a male of the species.
I think we are now getting a second generation of the year which are in pristine condition,

Thanks as ever for interesting informative questions/comments,
we don’t appear to have a “Lunar moth”, but several moth species that start with
the word Luna.

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - Today.

Jac y neidiwr - Himalayan balsam.

Pidyn y gog - cuckoo’s point /lords and ladies.

O dan adain gwyn gwythiennau gwrddion - Green veined white under wing.
(click on image for full size).

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - Today.

Cribau’r pannwr gwyllt - Teasel.

Bwrned chwe smotyn - six-spot burnet.

Dros nos - overnight.

Gwythien goch fach - small blood vein.

Melyn y rhafnwydd - Brimstone.

Cheers J.P.


Some of the birds seem to have taken the opportunity to raise another brood. There were two first flights from the eaves of nearby houses. First a starling that went only as far as the lamp post until it found some more courage:

It should find flight easier when it grows a proper tail!

Then four sparrows emerged into a nearby tree and waited to be fed by the parents:

(One chick was too far away to get in the same picture)



Heddiw - Today.

Rhywbeth newydd i mi - something new to me,
dryw gen i, dim enw cymraeg - sorry, no Welsh name.
Clorizus hyoscyami.

Plu-wyfyn brown - Common plume moth.

Cedawydd - common fleabane.

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - Today.

Cimwch yr afon - crayfish.

Cheers J.P.