Monday, August 30, 2010

Toadflax Brocade: confirmed first for VC32

I just got back from a trip across Biscay with the family (to see whales and dolphins). More on that later. I checked my emails last night and got one from John Ward the VC32 (Northants and Peterborough) moth recorder confirming the ID of Toadflax Brocade in our garden. The VC32 moth website has the following on the Notice Board 2010 section "15 August 2010. One Toadflax Brocade C. lunula taken in a garden actinic light trap in Peterborough by Mike Weedon; photographically determined by John Ward. An unexpected moth for VC32 but nevertheless a new county record doubtless as a result of migration or vagrancy."
To quote my moth guru Brian 'The Natural' Stone: "Not often anyone gets a macro first for a VC. Nice!"
Just to remind you, this is the little fella:

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