The contents of my moth trap changes now as we approach autumn. It is now dominated by Large Yellow Underwings, Flame Shoulders, Common Rustics and Square-spot Rustics – an overwhelming predominance of brown moths.
This is a Cypress Pug – a species which is associated with Leylandii and other introduced Cypresses – it was first recorded in Cornwall in 1959. It is still uncommon but it found along the south coast from Cornwall to Kent
It won’t be long now until the proper autumnal moths begin to appear