Sunday, 26 October 2014

One more moth trap

We decided to set up the moth trap last night for one last time this year. There have been lots of stories of weird and wonderful moths turning up because of the weather we've been having.

We had high hopes that we'd catch an Oleander Hawk Moth or something equally as exotic, so were a little bit disappointed when we opened the box and found a few small orange moths. These are similar to the small brown moths that we caught all summer, but now they're orange, presumably to blend in with the autumn leaves. They're still quite pretty though!

We caught a few other moths. This one is called a Black Rustic and has silver underwings and two silver bars on it's wings.

#100DaysOfNature Day 95 - Black Rustic moth
We also caught a selection of small grey moths - none of which I know the name of!

The moth traps packed away now and we'll have another go in the spring.

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