Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Yellow-ringed Carpet, Mull

While creeping down a gulley to look at bryophytes on a rock seepage (very glamorous), I disturbed a moth from the gulley wall. As luck would have it I had a bag with a moth net and a sweep net in it and was able to catch said moth for a closer look. Turns out it was a Yellow-ringed Carpet - a pretty scarce moth which is an upland and western (mostly) species with very few records post-2000. I always enjoy putting a dot on a map but some dots are more enjoyable than others

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