|Blair's Shoulder Knot|
This is a Blair's Shoulder Knot, the first British record was for one found on the IOW in 1951 and which has gradually extended its range northwards and reached this area in the 1990s. The "knot" is the blackish marking on its "shoulders" and a look at Mikes picture of the Grey Shoulder-knot last week shows a similar, but different feature.
One of the commoner moths, of which I have already had several, is the Red-Green Carpet and I thought it was about time for its picture to appear here.
Similarly for a micro-moth, a regular visitor here -
this is called a Garden Rose Tortrix (Acleris variegana) -
one of a large family of moths which roll up or spin together leaves.
|Garden Rose Tortrix|