Friday 8 July 2016

Crescent Dart

The garden trap on the night before last produced only 41 moths, 14 macros species and 9 micros, not great for early July. Most interesting was a Crescent dart which normally inhabits rocky coastline. We are only a couple of miles from the coast as the moth flies, but this is a first for the garden. The first county record came from Aberystwyth in 1938 and there has been 47 more records since then. Only one previous record was from an inland site, just up the valley from here at Bontgoch. Interestingly there were 11 records last year so I am hoping for some more this year.

Crescent dart

Small seraphim

Common emerald

Aleimma loeflingiana

Catoptria pinella
Tony & Ina

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