Wednesday 5 June 2013

Caswell Bay last night

Tried the cliffs last night, not a big selection but nice to see Mullein Wave and very pleased to see Lead Belle. Also the first Elephant Hawk of the year, 2 Small Waved Umber, Scoparia pyralella, 3 Drinker larvae, a Dark Sword Grass and Plutella xylostella, plus abundant Coleophora albicosta.
2 Tortrix I couldn't id though....
Scoparia pyralella

Mullein Wave

Lead Belle

Query 1

Query 2


  1. They both look like Cydia ulicetana.

  2. Very many thanks both. Seems quite a variable moth. There was certainly plenty of gorse nearby.