Monday, 21 April 2014

Cwm Taf Fechan

Having a wander around Cwm Taf Fechan nature reserve (VC41 side) yesterday, it was cool and windy, and there wasn't much about, so I started poking about in the leaf litter under some beeches. Moving aside a handful of last year's leaves, a micro popped up and just as quickly disappeared, but soon after, I spotted it sitting on a leaf and photographed it.

I'm pretty certain that it was Phyllonorycter maestingella, but if anyone knows better, I'd be keen to know. Assuming it is P. maestingella, it is new for 1km square SO0408.


  1. I see no reason why not Mark - sitting on Beech leaves helps too!

  2. Thanks Dave. The Beech leaves are rather a large clue, aren't they.