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Wednesday, 24 June 2020

New moths Burry Port

There was quite a satisfying trap last night, without anything startling, FFY included Latticed Heath, which made a remarkably rapid escape as soon as I approached it with a pot. Other FFYs were a tiny Short-cloaked moth and two Lozotaenia forsterana, which although micros were significantly bigger. Also new for the year were Clepsis consimilana, Syndemis musculana, Common Rustic sp.

I don't normally do pugs - but I think this is Currant Pug. Any other offers?
There were a number of micros that were new for me.
 Catoptria pinella is an attractive crambid.
I believe this is Spindle Ermine, quite large, distinctive spot pattern and noticeably white on the trailing edge.
I think this is Bryotropha affinis. Completely unexciting and small. I promise never to post it again.
 This new moth is remarkable in that it has the longest name of any moth I have ever caught: Paraswammerdamia nebulella. Another tiny moth, it's actually quite distinctive.
ID corrections are welcomed.


  1. I have been told by Francis Lawson that the Ermine is Thistle.

  2. Your Bryotropha is almost as unexciting as my B.terrella, Adam - but not quite. Yes, Thistle Ermine would have been obvious had there been an indication of size in the photo, but then, including a scale measure would have detracted from the high quality of the photo, so I don't blame you for the omission!