A good night for moths – a lot of species in the trap this morning.
This is a coronet – a distinctive moth which is quite local nationally but well distributed in the south west. The species flies in June and July and the caterpillars feed on ash and wild privet.
It is quite a variable moth – two variants in the trap last night
This is a large emerald – flies from late June to late August, a common species, the caterpillars feed on birch and hazel
This is a common emerald – flies late June to late July – the caterpillars feed on a variety of shrubs and trees including hawthorn, blackthorn, hazel and oak
This is a small yellow wave – flies in June and July and the caterpillars feed on field maple, sycamore and alder. Common