30 September 2009

Blair's Shoulder-knot in Gorseinon

Blair's Shoulder-knot appeared in the garden trap for the first time this year on the 15th October, the one shown above being trapped on the 30th. The caterpillars of this suburban moth feed on various cypress including Leyland Cypress and it is now widespread in parks and gardens throughout the area. The species is a fairly recent colonist the first record for West Glamorgan being 12th October 1995, some 19 years after it first appeared in the eastern half of the county at St Mary Church.

1 comment:

Barry Stewart said...

There were 7 more in the garden trap this morning, with just ones and two of most other species.