Friday, 21 June 2013

Small Yellow Underwing Distribution Map

Peter M. has certainly made a good record with this moth. I have attached a map showing its distribution for VC46.  According to our County Recorder there have been 13 archival records from 1923 to 2000 and only one recent record in 2010 on the coastal path at Clarach.   As this is a day flying moth perhaps we have become too dependent on our light traps rather than walking the countryside looking for these elusive day fliers.  As Tony also mentioned in his comment they live in flower rich grassland, the larvae feeding on Mouse- ear seed capsules.

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Evan

1 comment:

  1. We were out this lunchtime in promising habitat but the sun only accompanied us for a few moments...green carpet and common heath plus a chilled green hairstreak.

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