A Light Brocade, a Brown Rustic and a Buff Ermine

Couple of species I’ve not recorded before in the garden

This is a Light Brocade – a local species, the caterpillars feed on a range of woody and herbaceous plants including bramble and redshank

This is a Brown Rustic – a common species reliant on plantains, docks, distort and vetch for its larval food plants

A Buff Ermine – this is a very common species and this is a male. The caterpillars favour nettle as a food plant.

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