A Serraphim, a Scalloped Hazel and a Barred Umber

Three rather different geometrid moths in the trap over the last couple of days

This is a Serraphim – a local species which is on the wing in May and June. The caterpillars feed on the leaves of aspen and poplars

This is a Barred Umber – another local species which is on the wing from May to June. The caterpillars feed on hazel, birch and hawthorn.

This is a Scalloped Hazel – again on the wing in May and June. The caterpillars feed on the leaves of a wide variety of woody shrubs, trees and even some conifers.

One thought on “A Serraphim, a Scalloped Hazel and a Barred Umber

  1. I do find moths difficult! The Serraphim reminds me very much of the carpet moths I used to find along the Leicester Arm of the Grand Union – Silver-ground Carpet Moth was often present. Though the two are quite different when I see the piccies side by side.

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