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Montgomeryshire Moth Group ~ STOP PRESS!
As the year progresses, notable species are found within the county. This page provides an update on new species & rarities discovered since the county list and website species pages were revised during last winter. Any new county records suggested below are subject to final ratification.
Page last updated Viewing options by list New County Records to date in 2020 Recent Stop Press archives
20/09/2020 By log number or by date recorded Macro = 7 Micro = 9 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

1375 Ostrinia nubilalis
1987 Bedstraw Hawk-moth Hyles gallii
2085 Archer's Dart Agrotis vestigialis
New County Record - came to light at Derwenlas (AT). First record for north Wales. This record probably represents a migrant individual, though the species is now resident in some parts of England and is spreading rapidly.
15/09/20
New County Record - A migrant species that is rarely seen inland. Came to light at Guilsfield (SOS).
24/08/20
New County Record - came to light at Commins Coch (PRW). This species is locally common along the Welsh coast and is likely to represent a wanderer.
22/08/20
1972 Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli
2313 Angle-striped Sallow Enargia paleacea
1292 Calamotropha paludella
Recorded at Llandyssil (MEG). This is first county record in twenty years of this uncommon immigrant.
21/08/20
New County Record - came to light at Rhoslan (SS). A 'Nationally Scarce B' species with very few records in North Wales.
16/08/20
New County Record - this species, which is associated with wetland habitats, came to light at Guilsfield (SOS). It was subsequently recorded by AT (Derwenlas) on 05/08/20 (pictured).
25/07/20
1705 Dwarf Cream Wave Idaea fuscovenosa
1117 Ancylis unguicella
0974 Argyrotaenia ljungiana
New County Record - came to light at Carreghofa, nr Llanymynech (CSB).
10/07/20
New County Record - recorded at Lake Vyrnwy (GBC). A moorland species that is probably somewhat overlooked in the county.
14/05/20
New County Record - recorded at Lake Vyrnwy (GBC). Like the species to the left, this is unlikely to be a new arrival but more likely to have been previously overlooked due to its upland habitat.
14/05/20
0022 Ectoedemia louisella
2076 Kent Black Arches Meganola albula
2493 Dotted Fan-foot Macrochilo cribrumalis
New County Record - tenanted leaf-mine was found in the seeds of field maple at Aberbechan (JP&MTT). This is a new record for north Wales.
03/07/20
New County Record - an individual came to light at Commins Coch (PRW), the first record for north Wales. Like the moth to the right, this is a 'Nationally Scarce B' species that appears to be undergoing rapid range expansion.
30/06/20
New County Record - a rather battered individual came to light at Commins Coch (PRW), a first for Wales. This species was formerly restricted to the South East of England, but is spreading westward. It was recorded in Worcestershire last year. Apparently vagrant individuals such as these may represent the "advance guard" in the species' range expansion.
14/06/20
0590 Perittia obscurepunctella
1034 Spatalistis bifasciana
0236 Tineola bisselliella
New County Record - tenanted leaf-mines found on honeysuckle at Middletown (CBo). This is a 'Nationally Scarce B' species but is probably somewhat overlooked.
12/06/20
New County Record - Came to light at Commins Coch (PRW), a first for North Wales.
30/05/20
Recorded at Commins Coch (PRW). This species of clothes moth had not previously been seen in the county since 2003.
29/05/20
1978 Pine Hawk-moth Sphinx pinastri
0008 Eriocrania cicatricella
0011 Eriocrania unimaculella
New County Record - came to light at Llandinam (PVI). This represents the first record for North Wales.
28/05/20
New County Record - At least ten found mining birch on Middletown Hill (CBo). Subsequently recorded at Lake Vyrnwy (GBC), Berriew (TW), and Aberbechan (JP). No doubt previously overlooked. Recorded as part of May's 'Mine of the Month' challenge.
06/05/20
New County Record - Leaf mine found on birch, Lake Vyrnwy (GBC). This species is infrequently recorded in North Wales (though is likely rather overlooked). Recorded as part of May's 'Mine of the Month' challenge.
02/05/20


Log number Name Date of record
     
0008
Eriocrania cicatricella
02/05/20
0011
Eriocrania unimaculella
06/05/20
0022
Ectoedemia louisella
03/07/20
0236
Tineola bisselliella
29/05/20
0590
Perittia obscurepunctella
12/06/20
0974
Argyrotaenia ljungiana
14/05/20
1034
Spatalistis bifasciana
30/05/20
1117
Ancylis unguicella
14/05/20
1292
Calamotropha paludella
25/07/20
1375
Ostrinia nubilalis
15/09/20
1705
Dwarf Cream Wave Idaea fuscovenosa
10/07/20
1972
Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli
21/08/20
1987
Bedstraw Hawk-moth Hyles gallii
24/08/20
1978
Pine Hawk-moth Sphinx pinastri
28/05/20
2077
Kent Black Arches Meganola albula
30/06/20
2085
Archer's Dart Agrotis vestigialis
22/08/20
2313
Angle-striped Sallow Enargia paleacea
16/08/20
2493
Dotted Fan-foot Macrochilo cribrumalis
14/06/20

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Date of record Name Log number
     
02/05/20
Eriocrania cicatricella
0008
06/05/20
Eriocrania unimaculella
0011
28/05/20
Pine Hawk-moth Sphinx pinastri
1978
29/05/20
Tineola bisselliella
0236
30/05/20
Spatalistis bifasciana
1034
14/05/20
Argyrotaenia ljungiana
0974
14/05/20
Ancylis unguicella
1117
12/06/20
Perittia obscurepunctella
0590
14/06/20
Dotted Fan-footMacrochilo cribrumalis
2493
30/06/20
Kent Black Arches Meganola albula
2076
03/07/20
Ectoedemia louisella
0022
10/07/20
Dwarf Cream Wave Idaea fuscovenosa
1705
25/07/20
Calamotropha paludella
1292
16/08/20
Angle-striped Sallow Enargia paleacea
2313
21/08/20
Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli
1972
22/08/20
Archer's Dart Agrotis vestigialis
2085
24/08/20
Bedstraw Hawk-moth Hyles gallii
1987
15/09/20
Ostrinia nubilalis
1375

~ Red text indicates the species is new for the county ~
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