Saturday, 5 August 2017

What took you so long?


It is at least 20 years since I have recorded Garden Tiger (above) in the back garden MV. So to find a single lurking there this morning was quite notable. The other main highlight(s) were the 2nd and 3rd garden records of Gypsy Moth (below), alas not a rare migrant here but a coloniser via accidental introduction.

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  1. Last Tiger Moth I saw was this afternoon, sitting on the pavement, probably after being hit by a car. I moved it onto a fencepost anyway, in case it recovered it's faculties enough to fly away. It's a common moff up here. Gypsy Moth, nope I never did see one of those. Mythical status when I was last light trapping. Bit like those Lichen Tree Beauties you keep teasing us with...

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    1. Well Seth, when you do come back to us 'darn Sarf' they will all be waiting for you!

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