Scarce Moth (Again)

11th September 2008, Thursday

Another scarce moth appeared in the trap here at Dungeness RSPB on the night of Tues/Wed this week. The Cosmopolitan (Mythimna loreyi) is an irregular immigrant to the south of the UK and is closely related to more commonly occurring species such as Clay, White Point and Common Wainscot. The have been about 40 records of this moth in the Dungeness area, but none at all were recorded last year.