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Shark and Privet Hawkmoth distribution maps
This is the map for Privet Hawkmoth (see Sarah's post) note the concentration of records in the south of the county. Below is the map for the Shark. There are 80 records for the county with the first in 1923. There has been less than 2 records per year sinc...

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Ynyslas dunes
The search for Portland moths must go on as last night's trap produced only 15 macro and 4 micro species, most interesting being Tawny speckled pug, Galium carpet, Archer's dart, Agriphila tristella (swarms around the trap site), Cnephasia longana and consp...

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Tissue moth
Betty Loyn recorded this Tissue moth from woodland near Bont Goch yesterday. There are ten county records since 2000 and only 81 records in total. This moth is interesting because it over-winters as an adult, re-emerging in April and May. It is reported to ...

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Marbled Green
Pete Skinner found this moth yesterday morning resting on the wooden wall of an old shed just above the trap at his home near New Quay. This is the first record for VC46 although it is locally distributed along the coast of south Wales. We have established ...

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Sharp-angled peacock
Pete Skinner (no relation) caught this moth in his garden near New Quay. They are very similar to the Peacock moth but I think that the distinct cross-band running through the "paw-print" makes this one Sharp-angled peacock. All comments welcome. Tony

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Mother shipton
An eventful afternoon at Grogwynion nature reserve yesterday which started with me locking the car keys in the car. With no mobile signal in the area we were very fortunate to find someone at the nearby sawmill who allowed us to phone the RAC. The response ...

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Macro moth species list
You can view the latest macro moth species list for VC46 by clicking the appropriate link on the "Documents" page. Please get in touch if you have any problems accessing the list. Tony

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Macro Moth Species List
The up to date species list for macro moths is now available to view on the Documents page.

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2014 moth report
The 2014 moth report is now available and has been e-mailed to group members. If you have not received it but would like to see it, contact us (see contact us page). Tony & Ina

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Caterpillar ID required
 I came across this larva on 8 6 14 half a mile up the road towards Newquay from Cwm Tydi. It was on a blackthorn bush by the cattle grid. It was all alone. There were no signs of an old festoon and no twigs stripped of leaves. Back in 2007 I had found a...
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