Saturday, 28 May 2016

Stictea mygindiana, Cowberry Marble - Wragg's Quarry, Beeley Moor

Several of the beautiful micro moth Stictea mygindiana flying in Wragg's Quarry this morning. It's new for me, the adult is recorded as having a fairly short flight period (late May to early June) so presume I have overlooked it.
Nationally it is only found on heathland in Scotland and the Midlands. The Butterflies & Moths of Derbyshire says;
'This species is commonest in the county on the moors above Chesterfield, especially Beeley Moor'. 
So it looks like that's probably still the case.

Stictea mygindiana

Stictea mygindiana ©NBN Gateway

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