Epinotia rubiginosana new to VC61

The micro moth Epinotia rubiginosana was trapped at Tophill Low NR, East Yorkshire on May 17th. A new species for the site, taking the total to 544 species since recording began back in 1992.

Epinotia rubiginosana Tophill Low NR, East Yorkshire May 2014

Up until the end of 2012, Yorkshire Moths states that only 20 individuals had been noted across the county since first being recorded in 1883.

It has now been confirmed that this individual is the first Vc61 record of this rare and local resident.

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