Thursday, 7 February 2019

Scarce Silver Y on Gower

My first post of the year is of old news. Last July Anne Mansfield, a visiting moth'er from Norfolk stayed on Gower for a few days and caught this rather lovely moth. She thought at first it was Ni, but in then end settled for Beautiful Golden Y and posted it on her blog. Fortunately someone suggested that she get another opinion so she sent the photo to me.

Whilst Scarce Silver Y is an upland species, found in the northern parts of Glamorgan and then up through Wales, it is also known to be an occasional immigrant.

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