Sunday, 22 March 2015

Ypsolopha mucronella

We don't see many moths during our winter work parties, but last Sunday at Hendre Woods (near Monmouth) we disturbed this rather striking Ypsolopha mucronella while cutting back brambles to encourage Wood Spurge growth for Drab Looper.

Ypsolopha mucronella
This moth feeds on Spindle as a larva and is very scarce in Wales, with just four previous records for Monmouthshire and three for Glamorgan. It was certainly the highlight of a chilly day.

George (Butterfly Conservation)

1 comment:

  1. Forgot to say...thanks to Sam B for info on the VC35 records.