This weeks moths

Mothing has been relatively quiet. We’ve been catching many of the early moths that feed on willow catkins. The numbers have been quite low but this is largely to do with the weather.

Our species list has been slowly growing as the days go on. Here are a few highlights.

ImageI never tire catching these lovely delicately marked Powdered Quakers


This Scalloped Hazel is often tempted by the light


It’s not surprising we catch a quite a few Water Carpets every year. This one is in fine condition


This Chestnut was in nice condition. I caught another one early in the season which was less so.


What a Beauty! It’s a Pine Beauty. A fine moth that I have caught in March here before.


This is a Herald. A moth that can fly for much of the year which will also can hibernate. Always a pleasure to catch these!

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