Sunday 19 August 2012

Sitochroa palealis in Cardiff

Sitochroa palealis [Sulphur Pearl] This Pyralid moth was found by Clive Ellis today. It is a local species in UK overall, but extremely rare here in Wales, with 2-3 records. It is present along the Gloucestershire coast, so could be a migrant or there is a possibility of a small colony along the Cardiff/Newport coast. 


  1. Lovely moth and great record - shame it was in Mons!

  2. Not a shame for me! That's the first VC35 record. Cracking stuff Clive - thankyou.
    Sam B (VC35 micro recorder)