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Thursday, 25 July 2019

Cnwc heatwave surprises

We returned from three nights holiday in Marloes, Pembs (Cream Bordered Green Pea, Annulet, Crescent Dart and other coastal goodies at friends’ traps) to baking hot Carmarthenshire. I assumed a Fritillary in the garden would be ‘just’ Silver-washed, but it landed to reveal spots on the underside: Cnwc’s first Dark Green Fritillary! A little later I beat an Ypsolopha mucronella out of some Honeysuckle in the lane - there are fewer than 20 previous records of this uncommon moth, and I’m not sure whether it’s new for Cnwc too. The MV is on tonight...

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  1. Cream-bordered green pea is a moth that I now miss from my ex-Pwll garden trapping...