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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 2019 Recent Stop Press archives
11/08/2019 By log number or by date recorded Macro = 0 Micro = 7 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

1368 Loxostege sticticalis
New County Record - This migrant species was formerly very rare but seems to be becoming more frequent. Came to light at Middletown (DHB).
03/08/19


0159 Antispila treitschkiella
0280 Caloptilia cuculipennella
0592 Stephensia brunnichella
New County Record - mines on dogwood found at Llanymynech Rocks (MGB & AMB) represent the first record for north Wales.
01/08/19
New County Record - leaf mines found on ash leaves at Llanymynech Rocks (MGB & AMB). A 'national scarce A' species and the fourth record for north Wales. The larval feeding signs resemble those of C. syringella
28/07/19
New County Record - leaf mine found on wild basil at Llanymynech Rocks (MGB & AMB). This is the first time this scarce species has been recorded in north Wales.
28/07/19
0185 Luffia ferchaultella
1492 Crombrugghia laetus
1276 Dichrorampha plumbagana
New County Record - many larval cases of this bagworm species were found feeding on lichens growing on a dead larch at Middletown (CBo). This moth is remarkable as the male has not been observed and the females reproduce by parthenogenesis.
15/07/19
New County Record - This uncommon migrant species was recorded by day at Llanymynech Rocks (PRW et al.) during an MMG event (see event report here). A second individual came to light at Commins Coch in late July (PRW).
06-07-19
New County Record - Found by day at Llanymynech Rocks (ANG & JEG) and confirmed by dissection. An uncommon species in north Wales, favouring rough grassy habitats.
10/05/19


Log number Name Date of record
     
0159
Antispila treitschkiella
01/08/19
0185
Luffia ferchaultella
15/07/19
0280
Caloptilia cuculipennella
28/07/19
0592
Stephensia brunnichella
28/07/19
1368
Loxostege sticticalis
03/08/19
1276
Dichrorampha plumbagana
10/05/19
1492
Crombrugghia laetus
06/07/19

~ Red text indicates the species is new for the county ~
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Date of record Name Log number
     
10/05/19
Dichrorampha plumbagana
1276
06/07/19
Crombrugghia laetus
1492
15/07/19
Luffia ferchaultella
0185
28/07/19
Stephensia brunnichella
0592
28/07/19
Caloptilia cuculipennella
0280
01/08/19
Antispila treitschkiella
0159
03/08/19
Loxostege sticticalis
1368

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