Friday, 19 July 2013

The rise of the footmen

When I started moth trapping, the likes of Orange, Hoary, Buff and Dingy Footmen were certainly not expected in my Surrey garden. Times have changed. Although none of them could be described as common, they are annual. The two species pictured below were trapped last night.

Buff Footman - 'flat' winged resting posture with contrasting orange head and lacking orange costal edge to wing.
Hoary Footman - wings wrapped up in resting posture.

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