Just sent Robin my 2016 records from Mapmate.
Couldn't match the numbers of some but I ended with a total of 243 species recorded.
18 were butterflies and yet again I failed to notch up some pretty common species I can name another nine I really should have seen - memo to self, "get out more".
Several moths were new to me (though not scarce) - Grey Arches, True lovers Knot and Small Seraphim that we caught several times.
On the insect front some were noteworthy. The Great Diving Beetle in March, Hairy Shieldbug in May, Wolf Spider in June and Scorpion Fly in August were good to see and yet again a Southern Conifer Seed Bug was looking for somewhere to hibernate in September.
I like to think that we will have better weather this year and that many of the species missing in 2016 will re-appear.
Watch this space.
It would be good to have a few new contributors as well. We have solid nucleus but many enthusiastic Pembrokeshire mothers (especially from the north of the county) rarely make a post.
So come on guys - say something
no matter how small - we would love to hear from you.