Thursday, 17 January 2013

First moth of the year a Tissue....(no I havnt got a cold)

Brilliant a first for calderdale since the early part of last century and a rare resident of Yorkshire.ive been looking for once since 2010 when i found the Heralds in Bare Head Tunnel.I found 12 Heralds today and a Tissue.If you click on the pics and view it gives a lot better quality.Well chuffed with this find ,The Tissue over winters as an adult in caves and tunnels ,and in some parts of the dales upto 200 can be found in caves,but this is the first local record that i know of for a long time...

9 comments:

brian leecy said...

Great Local record,bet theres a few more in that cave!

AndyC said...

Yep if you fancy a look next week ,text us,could do with a couple of pairs of eyes at it.....

AndyC said...

Sorry all a correction,the Tissue was recorded in the early part of the last century but not since then..

charlie streets said...

That's an amazing find Andy,I'm so chuffed for you.It's always gratifying to find anything at this time of year let alone something of that magnitude - well done indeed.

Winston said...

What a find Andy. Great Stuff

Nick Carter said...

A friend of mine at work's father has done extensive research on hibernating Tissue Moths (and Heralds) in a cave in Littondale in the Yorkshire Dales, for anyone interested he is speaking about this very subject at Cross Hills Naturalists on Saturday night, see http://www.crosshillsnats.co.uk/events.html

AndyC said...

Have you got an e-mail for this chap...as I carnt make that date.?

Nick Carter said...

I don't but will try and get it.

Nick Carter said...

Andy, I have e mailed the address.