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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 2017 Stop Press archive year
21/08/2017 By log number or by date recordedMacro = 1Micro = 6 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

1680 Maiden's Blush Cyclophora punctaria
2159 Dog's Tooth Lacanobia suasa
0442 Cedestis gysseleniella
An individual came to light at Middletown (DBo). This is the first time this species of oak woodland has been seen in the county since 1998.
16-08-17
One came to light at Cors Dyfi reserve (DBo); the third county record and first since 2004.
07-08-17
New County Record - came to light at Commins Coch (PRW). The larvae of this species feed on pine needles and this is the first time it has been recorded in north Wales.
03-08-17
0145 Nemophora minimella
0914 Scythris crassiuscula
1815 Cloaked Pug Eupithecia abietaria
New County Record - first seen at Llanymynech Hill (ANG, JEG) but recorded at Lake Vyrnwy (GBC) three weeks later (pictured).
08-07-17
New County Record found by day at Llanymynech Hill (ANG, JEG) and confirmed by dissection.
08-07-17
Three came to light at Hafren Forest (DBo). This species had not been seen in the county since the 1980s. It is associated with non-native conifers so may be present in other plantations across the county.
05-07-17
0783 Bryotropha boreella
0276 Bucculatrix demaryella
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosana
New County Record - two recorded at Hafren Forest, and confirmed by dissection (DBo). This 'Nationally Scarce B' species is usually associated with high moorland and has only relatively recently been discovered in Wales.
05-07-17
One came to light at Bryn yr Ysbyty (DBo & PRW) and was confirmed by dissection. This species is probably under-recorded and was last seen in the county in 1980.
03-07-17
New County Record - one came to light at Middletown (DBo). The species is said to be spreading rapidly as a resident and may possibly also turn up as an immigrant.
01/07/17
1843 Thyme Pug Eupithecia distinctaria
1823 Netted Pug Eupithecia venosata
0289 Caloptilia falconipennella
New County Record - recorded at Llanymynech Rocks (GO). This is a species associated with calcareous soils.
01-07-17
This striking species came to light at Llanymynech Rocks (GO). It had not been seen in the county for over 100 years. The moth is associated with calcareous soils where the larvae feed on bladder campion (Silene vulgaris).
25-05-17
New County Record - one came to light at Middletown (DBo). This is the first record of this 'Nationally Scarce B' species for north Wales. Confirmed by gen det.
14/03/17

Records from 2016:

0337 Phyllonorycter hilarella
0200 Psychoides filicivora
1241 Grapholita compositella
New County Record - leaf mines found on goat willow (Salix caprea) were reared.
The Breidden (ANG & JEG).

08/11/16
New County Record - found indoors at Middletown (DBo)
11/07/16
New County Record - netted by day at Llanymynech Rocks (PM). This is a species of dry grassland that is associated with clovers.
23/06/16


















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Log number Name Date of record
     
0145
Nemophora minimella
08/07/07
0200
Psychoides filicivora*
11/07/16
0276
Bucculatrix demaryella
03/07/17
0289
Caloptilia falconipennella
14/03/17
0337
Phyllonorycter hilarella
08/11/16
0442
Cedestis gysseleniella
03/08/16
0783
Bryotropha boreella
05/07/17
0914
Scythris crassiuscula
08/07/07
1001
Lozotaeniodes formosana
01/07/17
1241
Grapholita compositella*
23/06/16
1680
Maiden's Blush Cyclophora punctaria
16/08/17
1815
Cloaked Pug Eupithecia abietaria
05/07/17
1823
Netted Pug Eupithecia venosata
25/05/17
1843
Thyme Pug Eupithecia distinctaria
01/07/17
2159
Dog's Tooth Lacanobia suasa
07/08/17

~ Red text indicates the species is new for the county ~
Asterisks indicates the species was added to database in 2016
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Date of record Name Log number
     
23/06/16
Grapholita compositella*
1241
11/07/16
Psychoides filicivora*
0200
08/11/16
Phyllonorycter hilarella
0337
14/03/17
Caloptilia falconipennella
0289
25/05/17
Netted Pug Eupithecia venosata
1823
01/07/17
Lozotaeniodes formosana
1001
01/07/17
Thyme Pug Eupithecia distinctaria
1843
03/07/17
Bucculatrix demaryella
0276
05/07/17
Bryotropha boreella
0783
05/07/17
Cloaked Pug Eupithecia abietaria
1815
08/07/17
Nemophora minimella
0145
08/07/17
Scythris crassiuscula
0914
03/08/17
Cedestis gysseleniella
0442
07/08/17
Dog's Tooth Lacanobia suasa
2159
16/08/17
Maiden's Blush Cyclophora punctaria
1680

~ Red text indicates the species is new for the county ~
Asterisks indicates the species was added to database in 2016
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