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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.


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

  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