E-moth Moths Count Update May 2019

It has been a slow start to the mothing season this year, we had a very early tease of spring for several days in February, which produced some interesting migrants. There were reasonable numbers of Euchromius ocellea reported widely with a first new record for Northern Ireland at Murlough National Nature reserve in Co. Down on 22 February. Another interesting sighting was that of Levant Blackneck near Hayle in Cornwall on 23 February and last, but not least, a Crimson Speckled was recorded on 28 February on Islay, it was the first record of this species for Scotland since 1961.

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