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Thursday, 13 August 2020

Vestal in Burry Port

 I defied the weather warnings and put my trap out last night. I was rewarded with my first ever Vestal.

There were some firsts for the year in the trap including a Canary Shouldered Thorn.


 It appears to have lost a leg, but still a nice moth. I also had another Antler Moth and 64 Large Yellow Underwing. White-lined Darts have been turning up in numbers - only six last night but worth recording the variation.

I was trying to turn the dark specimen in the middle into Square-spot Dart but I think its WLD.

Finally I found a couple of moths that had me a bit puzzled, thinking about Marsh Oblique Barred. However I eventually decided they were probably Eudonia pallida.

I've never seen pallida before so I would be grateful for confirmation or correction.


1 comment:

  1. `Yes` to the E. pallida Adam.
    I like the pic of the multiple white-line darts.