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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Mothing at Kidwelly, 22.7.13

Put two traps out at Kidwelly on Monday night, one near the pond alongside Kymer`s Canal and the other on upper saltmarsh just to the west of Glan yr Afon LNR. Probably the best moth was a crescent (1st photo below), a noctuid whose caterpillars feed on yellow flag iris. Two pyralids associated with damp habitats were also caught - Donacaula forficella, which feeds on reeds or reed sweet-grass (2nd, slightly out-of-focus photo), and Anania crocealis (3rd pic), which feeds (as a caterpillar) on fleabane. At the Glan yr Afon trap, a micro was named as Endothenia quadrimaculata by Barry Stewart (thanks!).

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