Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Tissue moth

Betty Loyn recorded this Tissue moth from woodland near Bont Goch yesterday. There are ten county records since 2000 and only 81 records in total. This moth is interesting because it over-winters as an adult, re-emerging in April and May. It is reported to spend the winter in caves, disused buildings, outhouses and bunkers, sometimes in large aggregations. We have one record of hibernating Tissue moths. It was from the Banc Ty-Hen mine near Talybont on 28th Nov 1976, where it was recorded as "numerous in two levels of old mine". Of all the other records only one was recorded post hibernation, in April 1940.

Tony

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