Saturday, 26 April 2014
Adela cuprella in Brechfa Forest
It's all rather bizarre. There are plenty of records of Adela cuprella from Glamorgan, eg a recent blog post by Paul Parsons. Why weren't there any records from Carms in the database?! I suspect I have missed them as the slightly later-flying A reaumurella, though it's encouraging that >95% of Carms records of that species are from May and June. Anyway, I found a female A cuprella resting on the wall of the Keepers building N of Brechfa this morning, then caught 3 males flying around the carpark. Unfortunately my iPod photos were too crap to act as record shots though they do show the very coppery appearance of the moths.
Posted by sambbryo