Thursday, 14 April 2016
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.