There was an Early Thorn in my trap this morning – on the wing between February and May
It is the only one of the Thorn species which holds its wing together over its back like a butterfly
View from above
This contrasts with the Lunar Thorn
The Feathered Thorn
The Canary-shouldered Thorn
And the September Thorn
The numbers of moths in my trap are beginning to build up with the milder weather.
This is an Early Thorn – love the beady eye!
This is a Chestnut – lovely orangey colour and distinctive black marks
This is a Brindled Pug – pugs are not very easy to identify ….
This is a Clouded Drab – an unkind name perhaps
And finally there was a rather sleepy Tree Bumblebee in the trap as well – a recent colonist to Britain but one that has been very successful and spread far and wide.