9 moth species

Wednesday, September 9th 2009

There were 9 species in the moth trap this morning, including Brimstone, Autumnal Rustic and this Frosted Orange. This moth is a common resident whose caterpillar feeds on thistles, burdock and foxgloves.

Frosted Orange moth

Andrew and Raymond continued clearing up on the heathland and burned off all the vegetation from yesterday.

This picture is of the Phragmites flowers against the blue sky in the scrapes. The weather has been glorious - a beautiful late summer day.

Phragmites flowers

Speckled Wood and Red Admiral butterflies are still in evidence as are lots of Peacock butterfly caterpillars.

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