21 July 2013

New moth for the county

Owain Gabb trapped this Least Carpet (Idaea rusticata) at his home in Mumbles last night, which is a new vice-county record. The only other Welsh records appear to be a couple of old Pembs records. It will be interesting to discover if this is the start of colonisation or just a wanderer that has arrived on the easterly air flow?
(c) O. Gabb

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