Three more autumnal moths

The nights are definitely drawing in now and there is a chill in the air once the sun has set. There are now fewer moths in the trap each night – here are some highlights from the past few nights.

feathered-gothic
This is a Feathered Gothic – an autumn moth which flies in late August and September – its caterpillars feed on grasses

rosy-rustic
This is a Rosy Rustic which is on the wing from August to October

sallow
This is the Sallow – which flies in September and October – as it’s name suggests the caterpillars feed on the catkins of willows/sallows

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