The Vestal

My moth trap is still catching good numbers of moths

the-vestal
This is The Vestal – an immigrant moth which is found in Britain between April and November – records in September may be individuals that have bred in the country – however they are unable to overwinter in Britain due to the low temperatures. They breed all year round in southern Europe

broad-bordered-yellow-underwingThe commonest moth by far is still the Large Yellow Underwing but there was are also this single Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing in the trap yesterday

beaded-chestnutAnd this Beaded Chestnut – one of the autumn specialists

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