Saturday, 4 June 2016

June 2nd moths...

A cooler and clearer night here resulted in fewer moths than the other night. 
New ones for the year were...

Buff Ermine - above and below. Always a delight to see. Cream coloured with a few black marks as you can see. Very common throughout UK  . There were 2 outside the moth trap.

This is a Light Emerald. A pale green coloured moth with a slight red mark at the tip of the wings . Also very common in UK. We also had 2 of these.

And below is a Common Swift. A very small moth, one of 4 swift species. this being the most common of them. Even though it is small, it is still a macro moth but it's not as small as micro moths  .  

Next week, 9-11 June, is National Moth night - an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of all the work of moth recorders. It has a different date and theme each year. This year's theme is Hawkmoths - always a favourite with anyone.

You can read more about it here and look for any events happening local to you - 

 I really do hope you will take the opportunity to attend an organised event to see these amazing creatures and that this will spark your interest. Enjoy.

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