Friday, 5 August 2016

WWT Llanelli



This one had me and another volunteer stumped! Initially I thought it was a macro, it looked to be big enough but I couldn't match it up to anything in the book. I had a flick through my brief micro book but struggled, can anyone help?! Cheers as always!






6 comments:

  1. Looks like Calamotropha paludella to me Rob but wait for others to confirm.

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  2. Cheers for the ID! I've just looked it up and it says they are quite scarce, is that the case in Carms or are they a species I would expect to catch at Llanelli?

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  3. It's a moth of marshy areas so WWT perfect habitat. 7 were caught in 2013. Look up Carms moth list as of 2013 on the right hand side of blog. I caught one in 2014. Well done not a common moth by any means

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  4. I recall that Barry Stewart has had it at Penclacwydd and I`ve certainly had it a few times at Pwll. Nevertheless, a good record!

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  5. Jon Baker has also had it at Cynheidre. It`s a pyralid associated with bulrushes.

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