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Cinnabar Moth - Tyria jacobaeae
No adult moths have been caught in the light trap. The caterpillars were feeding on Ragwort in the back garden.
Heather Leafhopper - Ulopa reticulata
Horntail - Urocerus gigas
Red Admiral - Vanessa atalanta
The caterpillars can be found on nettles. Whilst the adults may be seen feeding from Hemp Agrimony in the Scrapes, they will also feed on rotting fruit, bird droppings and tree sap!
There are northward migrations from North Africa and continental Europe. The females from these migrants lay eggs which result in adult butterflies from about July onwards. On mild, warm sunny days they can be recorded into October and even November and can be seen on the Ivy flowers.
Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui
The Painted Lady butterfly migrates from south west Europe and North Africa, a distance of more than 600 miles during May and June. A second brood may hatch but they are unable to survive our winters.
Water Cricket - Velia (Plesiovelia) caprai
Often found on the small stream running across the moor and in teh beck leaving the wetland ponds.
Common Wasp - Vespula (Paravespula) vulgaris
This was found during a stone search in Risedale Beck