More early spring moths

A few more moths in the trap this morning.

early-moth
This is an Early Moth – the adult flies in January and February and the caterpillars feed on blackthorn and hawthorn in April and May – it over winters as a pupa.

chestnutThis is a Chestnut – the adults fly from September through to May and the caterpillars feed on oak, elms, blackthorn, hawthorn and birch.

dotted-border-1This is the Dotted Border (which I wrote about yesterday) – it is a different animal from yesterday as it is more darkly marked – in total there were four in the trap this morning.

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