A friend set a couple of moth traps in the Magic Garden last
night but the forecast cloudy weather never materialised and it was a clear,
cool night – not ideal for moths. With a catch of 38 species it was markedly
different from the 700 moths of 100 species caught on a warm, muggy July night
here last year but it did include a handful of new species for the parish
including this Elephant Hawk Moth.
With only a couple of moth trapping sessions in the parish
to date even quite common species are still being added like this beautiful
little Buff-Tip, doing a very effective imitation of a piece of broken Silver
And this Peppered Moth
And it’s always a pleasure to catch these fabulous Poplar
Hawk Moths although they have feet like Velcro and are very hard to dislodge!