Monday, 12 October 2015

Large Ranunculus

A Large Ranunculus was in last Friday's trap.  I think this may be a county first, or possibly just one that hasn't been recorded for a while.

Large Ranunculus

8 comments:

  1. Thanks to Tony and George for the help with the ID.

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  2. I'm surprised that there are no further comments. Possibly we are all stifled by envy. What a lovely moth, it must have been a real thrill to find it. Is it common anywhere?

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, David. There had already been various communications by email before I was asked to post it here and many comments had already been made off-blog.

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  3. Yes it is common in the South. The Bucks database has 623 records for example. Presumably this one strayed up from Carmarthen.

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  4. I think they have been recorded regularly in Pembrokeshire, so it may have travelled a little way up the coast. Lets hope it breeds and then spreads up the Ceredigion coast.

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  5. Large Ranunculus is regular on the S Carms coast around Llanelli and I used to catch it regularly when I lived in Milford Haven. I guess it may be spreading north and your Aberporth one could be the vanguard of colonisation. L-album Wainscot next...?

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  6. Congratulations on earning a green cross on the VC46 distribution map and a new dot that will appear in the new Atlas. There is one dot in the present Atlas just south of VC46 so there is hope.

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