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Thursday, 8 July 2021

Up North.....

 A Carmarthenshire moth recorder who is doing well this year is Arfon Williams, based in the north of the county (north of Ffarmers in the Twrch valley). A wanderer that he had in his home trap recently was the gelechiid Prolita sexpunctella, a heather-feeder that only has one undated record according the 2016 county listing. Both photos below by Arfon Williams.

                                                     Above: Prolita sexpunctata.

Arfon also has done a little `away from home `trapping and he was rewarded by the capture of a confused.

      Above: no confusion about this confused - Arfon, Sam and myself all agree on its identity.

Remember that it`s National Moth Night/s this weekend (Thursday-Saturday inclusive). Good luck to all who participate.

1 comment:

  1. Two excellent records! Being someone who also traps 'Up North' and not far from the Teifi valley, which passes through the far side of Llanfihangel-ar-Arth, less than two miles north of Maenol, I would be very interested to know where Arfon is trapping