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Thursday, 16 July 2020

A new moth and "scarce" moths in Burry Port

There were a mere 51 moths in last night's trap, but of 32 species, so quite diverse nonetheless. The commonest species were Garden Grass Veneer, Chrysoteuchia culmella. and Lesser/Common Rustic with 6 species each. I was delighted to catch a new, if slightly battered, Thorn, and a very handsome moth too - NOT Lunar Thorn as I first thought, but Purple Thorn.

I also had a nice FFY, the paradoxically quite common, Scarce Footman.
I found my second specimen of Small Dusty Wave, a rare find in Carms.
It was on the shed near the trap, looking very puglike when I potted it.


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