Friday, 26 May 2017

Netted Pug

We ran 3 Heath traps by the coast at Wallog last night, and recorded 46 species of macro moth, 6 micros with a Nepticulidae and a Elachistidae awaiting further investigation. A first for both of us was a rather worn but unmistakeable Netted Pug. There were 8 county records between 1923 and 1986 and a further 6 from 2009 to 2016. All the recent records are from the Constitution Hill area of Aberystwyth, so it could be present at other sites along the coast. A Pinion-streaked Snout was the earliest ever county record and the first in May.
Tony & Ina

Netted Pug

Barred Red

Elephant Hawkmoth & Green Carpet

Fox Moth

Gold Spot

Pale Prominent

Pinion-streaked Snout

Shoulder-striped Wainscot

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