Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Dark Spectacle



Here is one of the two Dark Spectacles that came to the garden MV last night. After singles in 2014 and 2015, these are the 3rd and 4th records, so it appears to be colonising locally. I didn't see this moth until 2012, when a single at Greatstone in Kent made me realise that I wasn't overlooking this species, and it was just missing back home in Banstead. It isn't that uncommon nearby in Surrey, so why they were shy of my small plot of land I'll never know - they seem to like it now.

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