I guess most people are unaware of the diversity and beauty of moths. They mainly fly at night and therefore go undetected. Here are three green moths that I caught in my moth trap in my garden in Exeter last night.
This is the Light Emerald sat on the plastic dome of the moth trap. There are two generations of adult per year, one flies from late May to early August and the second from late August into September. The caterpillars feed on the leaves of broadleaved trees such as oak, hawthorn, blackthorn and birch.
If you don’t run a moth trap you don’t know what you are missing out on! If you fancy giving it a go see here.