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Monday, 14 July 2014

Ffos-las caterpillar

Maggie James sent in a photo of this distinctive-looking caterpillar on hemlock water dropwort at the former open-cast coal site at Ffos-las, near Trimsaran in SE Carmarthenshire. An internet search suggests that it is the micromoth Depressaria daucella.
Thanks to Maggie for her ongoing recording (and photography) at this interesting locality.


2 comments:

  1. I've found a lot of these in the Llanelli area.

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  2. We've got a few records from the Llanelli area but none very recent. Could you email me some sites and dates where you saw daucella please Paul.

    I need to get my NRW colleagues looking out for it alongside our rivers too

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