Thursday, 14 April 2016

Tawny pinion?

Once more Pete's New Quay trap has produced some good moths. Apart from the earliest (by 3 days) county record for Small phoenix, he had what we think is a Tawny pinion. This is a very rare moth in Ceredigion with only 2 previous records from 1923 and 2010. We decided to go have a look at the moth as we have not seen one before. It is very similar to Pale pinion but the dark tornal spot is a distinctive feature (see John Clifton's photo on the Norfolk moths website). There are plenty of Ash trees in and around his garden. Any other views will be welcome.




Tony & Ina

6 comments:

  1. Well done Pete. How exciting!

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  2. Looks good for Tawny Pinion to me Tony. It's had a couple of good years further east.

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  3. Thanks for that Peter. I hope we get more of them.

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  4. Congrats, Pete. What a great find.

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  5. Having had the first for Pembrokeshire a few years back I have fond feelings for this moth!! Apparently the black "Mohican" crest along the thorax is also a good pointer - Pale Pinion never has that.

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  6. Plenty of ash trees in my garden but I had to go to France to catch one!

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