Moths in the Garden

Temperatures in recent nights have been in the mid to high teens – great conditions for moths. So Philip Strickland set his trap in my garden last night. We got a good haul which will take a while to process but it included some exciting new firsts for me such as a Poplar Hawkmoth literally hanging on the ragwort adjacent to the trap, a Swallow-tailed Moth also caught outside the trap and a beautiful Peppered Moth to add to the Elephant Hawkmoth which I found in my long grass last week.

elephant hawkmoth july 2015 17
Elephant Hawkmoth
poplar hawkmoth july 2015 18
Poplar Hawkmoth
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Peppered Moth