Rooftop Moths

The best moth night of the year up on the roof terrace so far, mild and calm with lots of insects on the wing overnight and in the trap this morning. Moths included 14 common quaker, 6 hebrew character, 4 early grey, 7 brindled pug, a small quaker, a v-pug, a twenty-plumed moth and the highlight this early thorn.

Early Thorn
Early thorn is unusual for a moth as it holds its wings together at rest up over it’s body like a butterfly. The moth is commonly seen in gardens, scrub and woodland and the larvae feed on a variety of trees and shrubs. Flies in two broods Feb-May and July-Sept.

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