Monday, 3 February 2014

Acleris cristana

Despite the high winds last night we had a good catch from 2 heath traps in some oak woodland at Ynys-hir. There were 48 Spring usher, 8 Pale brindled beauty, 5 Dotted border, 4 Chestnut, 2 Mottled umber, 12 Tortricodes alternella, and this Acleris cristana.



 
According to the field guides this is an extremely variable moth with over 130 known forms and a rarely recorded moth in the county.
 

1 comment:

  1. Wow - an excellent catch! If I wasn't away I'd get the moth trap out.

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