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Monday, 4 May 2020

Tachystola acroxantha - a question.

This was the only moth of note in last night's trap, although it's always nice to see the first Muslin. I want to know if other mothers (you know who I mean!) are getting this invasive micromoth in their traps, or is it just me?

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  1. Just you, Adam! There`s another record from ?St Clears if I remember correctly.
    The Carms Moth Group will have to organise a mini-bus trip down to Burry Port to see one after the lock-down finishes, so watch out for moth-twitchers galore.

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  2. It's certainly increasing in my part of Cardiff...I have 11 garden records, all but one of these since 2017. One was seen in Swansea recently too.

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  3. I seem to get plenty and don't really understand it. Could it be the fruit trees in the garden?

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  4. As Ian says, there's just a single St Clear's record from a visitor, plus your 17 records! There are a handful of records from urban Monmouthshire. It hasn't reached inland VC35 or inland VC44 yet.

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  5. It feeds on leaf litter Adam, and I have read somewhere that Eucalyptus leaves were suspected BUT I also vaguely recall that someone else disputed that...so let us just say leaf litter!

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  6. Don't think I've seen any Eucalypts in Burry Port! Plenty of leaves mind.

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