Sunday 18 September 2016

Flounced chestnut

A cold, moonlit night was not ideal for moths but we had 28 moths of 17 species (12 macro and 5 micro) in woodland at Furnace. In the mix were Common marbled carpet, Brimstone, Canary-shouldered thorn, Purple bar, Snout, Pine carpet, Green carpet, Engrailed, Silver Y, Pink-barred sallow, Flounced chestnut, Rush veneer, Acleris rhombana, Pandemis cerasana, Pandemis cinnamomeana, Ypsolopha parenthesella.
Flounced chestnut

Distribution map

Flounced chestnut records per year (7 in 2015)

Flounced chestnut is not very common in Ceredigion but it does seem to be increasing. There are 107 records in total of which 8 were between 2000 and 2010, and 28 from 2011 to 2015. This is one of the species identified in "The State of Britain's Larger Moths 2013" as having declined by 94% over the 40 years up to 2007.

Tony & Ina

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