Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Friday, 24 January 2014

Common Plume Moth.

On 14th January 2014 I saw a Common Plume Moth (Emmelina monodactyla) in flight in a garden in Pembroke Dock. Although they can be found at all months of the year, I was surprised to see one so early.
They are associated with Convolvulus, but there was not any bindweed nearby.

I cannot find any records for them in Pembrokeshire even though there appears to be ideal habitat. Have they just been overlooked? Are they common in Pembs?


2 comments:

  1. They are pretty common in Pembs. Dennis though as you say January is an early date.
    Keep your eye on: http://pembrokeshiremothnews.freeforums.org/index.php
    - we are sure to have several reports later in the year

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    1. Thanks Mike.
      I shall keep an eye that link. I live in Southampton and I have a copy of Moths of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight book which has a systematic list and maps. I shall be interested to see how the two areas compare.

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