Angle Shades and a Buff-tip

A couple of very distinctive moths in the trap yesterday

This is a Buff-tip – a common species which flies from May to July. Their caterpillars feed on the leaves of sallows and other broad-leaved trees

This is Angle Shades – can be seen as an adult moth in any month of the year. The caterpillars feed on a very wide range of herbaceous plants

2 thoughts on “Angle Shades and a Buff-tip

    • I suspect it is because moths fly at night and need to did from predator during the day. Butterflies are on the wing during the day and are often colourful to warn predator they might be poisonous. No need for camouflage at night as their predators can’t see them.A

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