Lovely Gothic moth in the trap this morning
A local moth. Its caterpillars feed on a variety of shrubs and herbaceous plants including common comfrey
This weather is fantastic more moths! My trap last night had hundreds of animals in it – here are a few of them.
This is Black Arches – a local species in the south – caterpillars feed on oak
The Drinker – usually a species of wetlands but it does like in gardens – caterpillars feed on coarse grasses like cocksfoot
This is the Gothic – another local species – first time I have seen it – caterpillars feed on a variety of shrubs and plants
This is the Phoenix – common – caterpillars feed on black currants, red currants and gooseberry