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July 2nd 2021

Yellow-legged Clearwing - a first for Breconshire

The rarely recorded moth, Yellow legged clearwing has been recorded in Breconshire for the first time. County Moth Recorder Norman Lowe has been using clearwing lures attempting to attract particualr species. After success in neighbouring Monmouthshire (west of Abergavenny) & within the Brecon Beacons National Park, Norman sucessfully attracted this male in Llangorse - a first record in VC42 and only the 3rd in Powys & Brecon Beacons - the 2nd being the lured male in Monmouthshire mentioned above.

And in breaking news a Currant Clearwing has been seen near Builth Wells, thanks to Andy Shaw spotting it trapped in a spiders web. The worn specimen was identified by Norman and released. A more commonly recorded species, but still only the 22nd record in our area.


Added 02/07/2021 14:15