Saturday, 14 April 2018
White-marked at Dingestow at last
I caught my only Dingestow White-marked 16 years ago, in March 2002, so was thrilled to find one in the trap this morning. I even thought it was new for the site, having forgotten the 2002 record. Warm conditions produced 16 spp. at MV, including Frosted Green, 2 Satellite and Acleris literana. One very grey Drab among the 14 varied Cloudeds had wing markings that were very reminiscent of Lead-coloured Drab, and its (tatty) wing tip looked rather rounded. However, the antennae were not obviously feathered (and it's definitely a male) - they have paired cilia pointing in each direction - so I suspect it isn't Lead-coloured. Any thoughts from other moth'ers would be welcome.