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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

A Dapper Fellow

I forgot about this handsome chap, a lesser swallow prominent - who was caught on Saturday night (10/8) here at Pwll - I`d left him in the fridge. Just before releasing him this evening, I took this photo and you can easily see the strong white wedge (at the rear edge of the wing) that distiguishes this moth from its close relative, the swallow prominent, making it an easy to identify species. Its caterpillars feed on birch, which is frequent nearby.
Isabel Macho told me today that she had another birch feeder over the weekend, at her trap site at Cilycwm - a scalloped hook-tip, a moth that is always nice to find.

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