Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Lime Hawk-moth in SN52
I mentioned in a reply to one of Ian's posts that Frank & Theresa Greenaway found a Lime Hawkmoth on a Small-leaved Lime sapling on their farm near Felingwm-uchaf last week. As the map shows, this record from the centre of the county is a long way from the species' Llanelli & Carmarthen hotspots. Ian suggests that this species probably feeds on Elm in SE Carms, so perhaps there are other colonies in the Tywi Valley where Elm is locally frequent.
Also worth a mention is Paul Boston's Hummingbird Hawkmoth on Red Valerian at Bank Buildings, Llandeilo on Sunday: the third record of the year.
Posted by sambbryo