Friday, 3 July 2020
Wednesday Night at Maenol
I feel almost embarrassed to follow Jane's post describing her remarkable catch on Tuesday night, but I need some help so here goes. Nothing out of the ordinary turned up here, although it was nice to see the pine-feeding gelechid Exoteleia dodecella again:
One noctuid is giving me some id problems though, it's one of the Dart group I think:
The only Darts I've seen here regularly are H&D and Double Dart, although I have had Turnip Moth once, in 2015. Could this one be a small TM? If so it's not a male because the hindwings were dull grey-brown, not pearly white, and the antennae weren't feathered. Might it be a Heart and Club? Perhaps someone will be able to say one way or the other, I'd be grateful for any advice.
Posted by Chris Handoll