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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Spindle ermine webs

Plenty of `nest`s (larval webs) of spindle ermine Yponomeuta cagnagella on a large stand of spindle at `Ashpits Pond` between Burry Port and Pwll this afternoon.

 Above: spindle ermine caterpillars in their web and, if you turned around, Ashpits Pond (until the 1980s a settling lagoon for a now-demolished power station). Ringed china-marks were commonly flushed from the marginal vegetation.

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