Sunday, 28 May 2017

Graig, Llantrisant

A couple of weeks ago I was at The Graig and saw what I thought was Eucosma aspidiscana in an area with lots of golden-rod (the foodplant), but it flew off before I could net it or get a photo. I was back at the site today to look for Anania funebris, and in the same spot were two Eucosma aspidiscana flying in the sunshine. I managed to net one this time.

As far as I know this is the first VC41 record, just a few days after Dave had another tortrix new for the county less than a mile away!

I also saw one Anania funebris (too fast for a photo), eight Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, and several Cauchas fibulella.


  1. Well caught George, and congratulations.

  2. Thanks. It'll be worth having a look for the plumes which feed on golden-rod at this site too.

  3. Still no Anania or Eucosma for me up there. I did get Small Pearl-bordered Frits today though.