Exploring the north of Glamorgan
There's a lot of Marjoram around the old coal tipping area of the Phurny too. That site in Abernant looks really good and is the first place I ever found Canadian Fleabane growing. The longhorn beetle is Strangalia maculata, a species commonly found on hogweed flowers. I photographed one at the canal earlier on in the month.
Cheers mark is the moth common as I so on in Darwonno today.
Common, as you say, but there is a much rarer moth, called Phaulernis fulviguttella also found on Hogweed flowers and also small and blackish, with orange spots. I haven't seen it, just Pammene aurana.
Thanks for the id on the moth - I had one yesterday but it flew off before I could get a photo