Mike Powell and myself went to have a look for Marbled White today at Slade Woods, with no luck. However we did net a micro: Dotted Ermel (Ethmia dodecea) at ST45-89-. Quickly looking at the UK Moths map for this species there wasn't a dot for Wales. On going home I went through VC41 data, not recorded and what I had for Gwent, again nothing. Mike then texted with info on Horton's Monmouthshire Leps, and there was record for 13.vii.1969 at Wyndcliff (again on Gwent Moths website). I don't know whether this species has been recorded in Gwent since 1969 or is this the first since? Below is a poor record shot, DS is coming round tomorrow to take the moth and get a better photo. Both Mike & I would like to know exactly what is the status for VC35, indeed Wales if Known. Cheers MCP & DRWG - and Joshua Powell!!
PS. Had a Scarlet Tiger on the in-laws wall at Rogerstone later too.