Thursday 29 September 2016

Stigmella filipendulae

I was at Ty-du Moors SSSI near Capel Llanilltern this morning when the eagle eyes of Sam Bosanquet spotted some tenanted leaf mines on meadowsweet. These look good for Stigmella filipendulae (formerly S. ulmariae, but now lumped in with the dropwort-feeding S. filipendulae).

There is only one previous confirmed VC41 record, from Lieutenant Colonel Maitland Emmet's famous visit to Plymouth Woods, St Fagans with Dave Slade in 1997. There is also an unconfirmed adult record of S. filipendulae from Cardiff.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to have proved useful, George! Julian and I saw another Abia sericea later in the day, but no more Stigmella mines. Our minds were mostly on peat and bryophytes.