Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Coming to a fence near you


This morning I was cutting back a Laurel bush in the back garden and kept disturbing Jersey Tiger moths, no doubt roosting up after having been summoned by the MV moth trap last night. A few settled on a nearby fence. After singles on August 17 2012 and August 1 2013, it has became a regular visitor to the MV, peaking at six on August 13 2015 and then, this year, it has all gone 'gangbusters'. The past three nights have yielded totals of 27, 27 and 30. If you don't get them yet, you soon will! 

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  1. THey look like hang-gliders! Great shot.

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  2. "If you don't get them yet, you soon will!"...ummm, yeah. Not all of your fanclub live in the Jersey Tiger Zone, y'know :D

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    1. Mind you, I do have a family of rather noisy Spotted Flycatchers using my garden fence, so I can't grumble!

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    2. You've made a valid point there Seth, although the Scottish mainland is within their reach, and not that many years away.

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  3. Loads in Wanstead too. Was the most numerous moth the last time I ran the trap, and I keep seeing them in the day as well.

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    1. They are the 'Ring-necked Parakeet' of the moth world!

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  4. They seem to have by-passed Sheppey in their haste to sample the delights of your Surrey garden.

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