Moths

Sunday, August 23rd 2015

As long as the weather is 'good' the moth trap is set on a Tuesday night and the emptied on a Wednesday morning.  The moth team then spend time identifying the moths.  Some are easy to ID, like this Brimstone Moth.  These may also be seen on the front of the Field Centre.

Brimstone Moth

Antler Moths can fly by day feeding on thistle flowers, as well as come to the light of the moth trap.  These moths too are easy to ID.

Antler Moth

The flight season of Common Rustic  is July and August.  The larvae feed inside the stems of various grasses, including Cock's-foot and Tall Fescue.

Common Rustic


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