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Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Never seen that beforeI

In the trap last night (Tuesday 26 May) there were two moths that I don't recall seeing together before, or is this just old age and a crumbling brain talking. The two moths were a Hebrew Character and a Setaceous Hebrew Character. Just one of each.

Be that as it may, among the 21 species found this morning was a beauty that is new to me:

Broad-barred White

And just to keep it company, I offer this common but beautiful moth:

Pale-shouldered Brocade

On the 22nd May I found a micromoth on the kitchen window. It was of a species that I saw frequently in Kentish broad leaved woodlands, although that was rather a long time ago and I have never seen one since. I'm sorry to say that the moth was rather battered, but I do have a photo if needed. The moth was Nematopogon swammerdamella.


  1. Broad-barred white is a very good record for inland Carms. It is mostly coastal in our county where its food-plants (various composites) grow in weedy places. Perhaps it is utilising the Llandeilo-Ffairfach urban weed assemblage (esp on or near the railway line) in your local patch. I recall Mat Ridley having one at Carmel about a decade ago.