New record for Vice county 35
A visit to the town of Monmouth on Monday 26th of March for the good lady to conduct a little casual shopping produced a very unusual sighting of a micro moth.
A wander back along Monnow Street looking at various shops did not initially hold too much interest for me that is until we got to this clothes shop. The shop window front came into sharp focus all of a sudden because a moth was attached to it.
I immediately knew what it was.... a Small Magpie.
After getting a photograph, the first question for me was what was it doing out now?
I checked the flight season after getting back home and e-mailed Sam Bosanquet because this moth is normally flying around June and July at its peak.
Sam returned my mail to point out that one late April sighting had been made in the databank but never one in March, so this becomes the earliest ever sighting by far for Vice county 35.
Glad I went shopping with the wife now!