Monday, 16 July 2018

Gothic and Ear Moth

Vicky King recorded these two species for the first time in her garden in Aberystwyth on Saturday night. There are only 7 records for Gothic in the Aberystwyth area, 1 from the 1920's and the rest in the last 5 years. They are not very frequent visitors to light traps, which may explain the low number of records, but Vicky had 2.


It is not possible to separate the "Ear" moths without dissection. This is probably Ear Moth because of the early flight period and the garden habitat.


Tony


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