Wednesday, 27 July 2016

A white letter day!

The walk home from work tonight along Tram Road Side was brightened up by the discovery of this little chap

A White-letter Hairsteak, and my best ever views to boot as it fed on Hemp Agrimony. It's a first for me locally - the nearest colony I know is those Mark found near the Brown Lenox site in Ponty'. A genuine spread, or just overlooked? There are plenty of Elm's (English and Wych) all the way up the Taf - I was actually looking at some last Friday, at Pont-y-Gwaith bridge, in the hope I'd catch a glimpse of a Hairsteak flitting around the upper reaches - alas without luck on that occassion.


  1. Great find and nice photo. The Brown Lenox ones were nothing to do with me.

  2. Great find martin and i think ben found them