Friday, 28 October 2016

Brindled Ochre

From last night: Feathered Thorn; Large Yellow Underwing; Lesser Yellow Underwing; Brindled Ochre x 2; Beaded Chestnut; Lunar Underwing; Angle Shades; Epiphyas postvittana.

Brindled Ochre

6 comments:

  1. It is really good to know that the Brindled ochre is still with you. There are only 8 records before this year and all from the south west of the county. This is the first time that 2 have been recorded together. As only the females survive the winter, and there is only 1 spring record which you will remember finding in the toilet block at Mwnt!

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  2. What lovely moths Sarah. Are they exclusively coastal or might one turn up here? We are south west-ish have both Hogweed and Anjelica.

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    1. In Wales and southern England they are found around the coast, but there are records from coast and moorland in the northern half of the UK. The females hibernate in rock crevices and dry stone walls and lay their eggs on the foodplant in the spring. One of our county records is from Llechryd but the rest are from Aberporth.

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  3. I`m jealous...very jealous! I`m sure that this species is on the western Carmarthenshire cliffs - but it`s a long journey to get there for me (from extreme SE Carms). Well done!

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  4. PS - we have a recent inland Carms record - an upland site just S of Llandovery.

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  5. Thanks. I see Rosemary had a record in Pembrokeshire this week too.

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