Number 59 by jesika2

Number 59

“What have I found?” I asked Yorkshire Butterfly Conservation’s moth expert, Dave C.
“Wow” he replied with envy.
Dave W, (North England Regional Officer) told me “It’s a VERY special sighting.”
“IT” was a female Yellow Legged Clear Wing Moth. First recorded in Yorkshire in 1883, this localised and nationally rare moth, has been recorded 58 times at 20 sites in Yorkshire, the last in 2012 attracted by pheromones, by Dave C. Dave W remains frustrated!
My record will be number 59 at site 21 – WOW
Tack sharp and then some! Fav
January 5th, 2018  
Wow, a clear-winged moth. I have never seen one before. Wonderful detail.
January 6th, 2018  
@fbailey @888rachel Thank you, Felicity, Rachel. It's not the rarest moth in Britain, but so few are recorded it might as well be. And little old me found one just feeding away on the Ragwort that had escaped Ros's eagle eye. Dave C & I plan to pheromeone trap in the summer. Fingers crossed...
January 6th, 2018  
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