Saturday, 1 September 2018


This morning at Burlish Top, Stourport, I flushed a 'white' moth around the bracken. Without a net, I tracked it around for a few minutes until I could get a reasonable view of it settled. It turned out to be Palpita vitrealis, a rare migrant this far inland. It eventually disappeared and could not be refound. What is the status of this moth in the county?


  1. 8 records since 2011 - A nice find, not too many migrants about this year.

  2. Across the border in Hereford, we've had about 16 records, and recently one in each of 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. As Oliver says, so far very few migrants, just a few reports mostly of Convolvulus Hawk from around the country.


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