Moths

Saturday, January 15th 2022

During the winter months the moth trap is not set unless there have been some mild days and nights.  A few weeks ago, after a couple of mild nights, we decided to see what we could catch.  A single unidentified fly was the only occupant.

On Tuesday the Field Centre was checked and a Mottled Umber was found comfortably sitting on the back of a bench.  These moths vary in their wing pattern.  This moth will be on the wing from October through to the end of January.

Further investigation found several Early Moths.  The flight season for these moths is January through to March.  You can just see a feathered antenna showing that this is a male moth.


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