Monday, 8 April 2013

And we're off...

The weather is finally turning, and the moths are beginning to come. Just a few degrees warmer at night is enough to make moths more active and more likely to come the trap.

This morning I was pleased to find four moths in the trap, each of different species. First out was this lovely Grey Shoulder-knot. This moth will have emerged in the late autumn and over-wintered before becoming active again with the warmer conditions.

Grey Shoulder-knot

Also in the trap was an old friend, a Satellite (with yellow planets and satellites), and our second Red Chesnut. The final moth was a new one for the garden, the very attractive Hebrew Character. This striking moth is a common species, but none the less impressive for it.

Hebrew Character

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