Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Vice County first!


This little moth from the last posting, Caloptilia stigmatella, is officially the first record for VC68, North Northumberland! Tom Tams, Moth Recorder, tells me he only has 15 records of it in total, all from the south of the county.

Get in!

Its not suprising though, is it really, its not exactly a Great White Egret. I wonder how many have been swatted over the years....

8 comments:

Skev said...

You're kidding right? You are likely to break records for finding the most new to VC species at this rate ;-)

Glad you are looking at the micros anyway.

Ray said...

And a fine little moth it is! Well done!

Warren Baker said...

nice one stewart, size doesn't matter ;-)

Stewart said...

Mark - No not at all. Consider this though, in Northumberland, the third biggest county in the UK, there are only about 14 Moth recorders. In the North of the county, thats about 1200 square miles there are 3 of us! And before that there has only been irregular trapping sorties, so anyone here doing a constant effort is bound to get common species on to the list!

Ray - Its much better in the photo than real life. It was too small to look at.

Stewart said...

Oops sorry about that Warren I didnt ignore you, we just commented at the same time!

Yes thats what I have always gone by too....

Tim Sexton said...

Worra likkul belter! Now't again for me last night :(

Bennyboymothman said...

Well done on your little Moth discovery!

Dean said...

Yeh, Stewart. Another one credited to you. Well done and keep at it.