Another Cypress Carpet

I caught a Cypress Carpet in my trap a couple of days ago. This species was first recorded in Britain (in West Sussex) in 1984. The first Devon record was in 1999 at Dawlish. It is an immigrant species and is now a spreading breeding species.

It is a distinctive moth with its streaky appearance. I caught three last November when I lived in Exton. This is the first record for my garden here in Exeter.

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