Sunday, 28 May 2017

28th May

John set the moth traps in the Magic Garden last night and it was a good catch for May with over 400 moths of more than 50 species. Highlight for me was the first parish record of Eyed Hawk Moth. A superb creature…

An excellent first record of Orange Footman too. this was a new moth for John of this mainly southern species (although it has been moving northward in recent years).

Other new species included May High Flyer, Alder and Brown Silver-line. This latter species is associated with bracken so it is a long way from its natural habitat.
This is a beautiful Green Arches, one of my favourite moths..

And this is a Pale Tussock doing a very effective job of disguising itself against an egg carton…

Unlike this Poplar Hawk Moth’s feeble attempt to hide underneath a leaf!


  1. There's some beautiful moths there!

  2. Thanks Pam, some are real stunners!

  3. Just had a great catch up on your May posts; some fascinating insect shots.

    1. Thanks Hazel, I will have to catch up with your Costa Rican adventures!