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An email was sent in to the group which is giving some interesting information ...

Pix sent in by Nick and Rosie (Macaulay Land Use Research Institute);

Hi Portlethen Moss folks,
We visited the moss on Monday evening, primarily
to look at gorse-clearance work done by BTCV.
We recorded a few moths too as we walked around and,
in case they are of interest, this is the species list
(records will also be lodged with NESBReC
North East Scotland Biological Records Centre).
I am afraid many are "micros" and so don't
have an English name:
Crambus lathoniellus
Glyphipterix simpliciella
Neofaculata ericetella
Syndemis musculana
Incurvaria praelatella
Rhopobota myrtillana
Green-veined White
Common Heath
Fox Moth
Narrow-winged Pug
The micro moth, Rhopobota myrtillana, is the
first record from vice county 91 (Kincardineshire)
whilst Incurvaria praelatella is considered a
scarce and locally distributed moth in our region.
I have attached pics of both these to this email.
Hope this is of interest,
Nick Littlewood and Rosie Toney

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