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Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Micros in Burry Port

A moderate trap produced two micros that were unfamiliar to me - a dowdy Pyrausta and a Metzneria metzneriella. I have an old photograph entitled "possible Pyrausta despicata" but I'm more certain of this one.
I have never had any species of Metzneria before so I was pleased to see a new genus. I'm assuming this has flown from the dunes as it likes calcareous grassland.
Alternative id suggestions are always welcome.

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