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The Bloodvein Moth

Thursday, June 25th 2009

Bloodvein MothAnother busy, sunny day at Foxglove. The weather last night was perfect for moth trapping and many species were recorded. The one pictured here is the Bloodvein Moth. This is a common resident. The larval foodplants are Docks, Sorrel and Knotgrass and it favours wet ditches, rides and gardens.

Pupils from Cockerton School were here today. They couldn't have picked a better day in terms of weather. The pupils were very enthusiastic and knowledgable about Natural History. They enjoyed pond-dipping, a mini beast safari and a habitat walk. Thanks go to Elizabeth and Ray for helping with the both the school visit and moth identification and to Mary for working in the back garden.

Mimulus is flowering at the weir and Speckled Wood butterflies were seen throughout the reserve today.

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