Wednesday Moths

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

As usual our moth trap was set yesterday evening. With autumn upon us and much cooler nights the numbers caught in the trap are falling from the hundreds seen in the summer months. This morning 11 moths were caught of 7 species including this Red Line Quaker. This species is primarily found in open, damp woodland and has one flight generation between September to October. Once hatched in the spring caterpillars feed on willow catkins moving to the leaves when more mature. During the day the caterpillars hide from predators in spun leaves.


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