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Thursday, 29 August 2013
Tachystola new to Carms
Jon has just forwarded an email from Richard Lawrence, who recorded a few moth species during a week's holiday near St Clear's. These included the distinctive Oecophorid Tachystola acroxantha new to Carms (his photo is above). This introduced Australian moth has been in SW England for a couple of decades but has recently spread into S Wales, with a number of Glamorgan records. Coincidentally, Kevin Dupe and Richard Clarke caught the first Monmouthshire individual of this species last week.
Richard's list also included Agonopterix purpurea, A. oceallana and Gold Spot.
Unfortunately Jon's health is really poor at the moment and he is feeling very down indeed. He doesn't feel up for contributing to the moth'ing blog himself I'm afraid.