Yesterday morning I found this moth – a flame brocade in my moth trap. I was surprised to find anything to be honest as it had been pouring with rain most of the night.
Flame brocades are migrant moths – that is they don’t breed in this country.
In all likelihood this moth was in Northern France on Monday or Tuesday and then flew the Channel on Tuesday arriving in a rainstorm during the night – amazing.
After photographing it I let it go on its way!
It is a scarce moth but is regularly recorded in Britain.