Rooftop Moths

Highlights over the last couple of days have included swallow prominent, mullein moth, white-spotted pug, pale mottled willow, and cabbage moth. All new species for the year for the roof terrace. If you are interested in viewing detailed records for my roof terrace try this link to the online spreadsheet.

Swallow Prominent
Swallow prominent is a common species of woodland, scrub and gardens. The larvae feed on poplars and willows. The adult is on the wing during April-June and again in August.

Mullein Moth - Roof Terrace
Mullein moth is a common species of disturbed ground where the foodplants mulleins, figworts and buddleias grow. The adult is on the wing during April and May.

White-spotted Pug - Roof Terrace
White-spotted pug is a local species that occurs in woodland, hedgerows, riverbanks and gardens. It flies in two broods May-June and then again in August. The spring brood larvae feed on elder flowers, the summer brood on wild angelica and other umbellifers.

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