A Mocha amongst others

I’m glad to say that the Mocha is back again this season. It is a nationally rare moth and I had several in my trap last year.

The Mocha from this morning – a pretty little moth, caterpillars feed on field maple leaves

Also had this Maiden’s Blush – it is a common species and its caterpillars feed on oak leaves

This is an Ingrailed Clay – a common but very variable species – the arrow head marks help identification. Caterpillars feed on a variety of plants including primrose.

And this is a Cabbage Moth – the white marks around the lower ‘kidney’ mark assist with ID. The caterpillars can be a pest of cabbages but can also feed on many other species of plant.

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