Thursday, 19 April 2018

Heatwave arrivals

The April 2018 heatwave produced two new macros for Dingestow in one night!  My long-awaited first Dotted Chestnut - a species that most other Gwent moth'ers have caught over recent years - and a pristine Scalloped Hook-tip.  I assume that the latter drifted across from the woods on the Penyclawdd Ridge (2km to the south) where there is abundant birch regeneration following some clearfelling.  Macros 391 & 392 for Dingestow (moths 911 & 912).

The overwintering micro Digitivalva pulicariae was also notable - just the 4th Dingestow record.

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