Friday, 10 October 2014

Tachystola acroxantha

From the garden moth trap last night: Light Brown Apple Moth x 1; Common Marbled Carpet x 2; Brimstone x 1; Angle Shades x 1; Red-line Quaker x 1; Feathered Ranunculus x 3; Setaceous Hebrew Character x 3; Black Rustic x 7; Square-spot Rustic x 1; and this Tachystola acroxantha which I found hiding under a leaf.

Tachystola acroxantha

6 comments:

  1. Is this new to Ceredigion as per map in S&P? Are these moths breeding in UK and spreading from the original source or are they being imported in something Australian? If the latter which sort of Oz red am I to buy?!

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  2. Hi Liz - see http://ceredigionmoths.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/tachystola-acroxantha.html
    for an answer to your first question.

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  3. Have to confess don't always look up the micros, at least not in 2013 and you were very calm in announcing it!

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  4. We had the first Tachystola for Carms and Mons last year; they've been in Glam a bit longer. Clearly a species on the up. I'm looking forward to seeing one eventually. The Carms one was caught by a visiting moth'er.

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  5. and yes, it is spreading very rapidly

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  6. I have had it in Harlech. Helen Bantock
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/33358461@N07/6085987586/in/photolist-hyThFC-eBVBYs-eMCZ7J-fHUN76-7FApAG-eSQks4-nFDQTJ-dnuBeZ-cdsmrj-agNh5s-nqGs

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