Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Notocelia incarnatana new for VC35
Bob Roome caught this Notocelia on 6th August and identified it as N. incarnatana, although he said "it seems unlikely as it isn't even on the county list". I'm sure he is correct as the markings match perfectly, as does the long-winged appearance, even though this is a difficult genus. This species has a coastal distribution in Britain, although it also occurs inland in some areas, and I wonder whether Bob's moth wandered from the coast or perhaps from the limestone near Risca. Moths of Glamorgan mentions N. incarnatana as occurring in Cardiff.