Sunday, 5 April 2015
It's getting better
50 moths of 17 species came to the MV trap in the alder grove at Cwmllwyd last night. Nothing uncommon; a few FFY that have already been reported from elsewhere in the County, but one odd micro - see picture below.
Clouded Drab - colour variations
Edit: Acleris hastiana
Anyone care to identify this one? Much appreciated if you can! It looks to me like a very battered Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana: the field guide has mid June to early November as the flight period, but has been recorded in May. Could this one have managed to overwinter, perhaps? Or have I simply misidentified it (as usual)! The moth is about 12mm in length.