Burnet Moths

These attractive day flying moths are starting to fly now, and a good place to look for them or their cocoons is in the rough grass below the radar tower in the Country Park NR. The picture[taken last year] shows a mating pair of 6 Spot Burnet Moths on a cocoon from which another adult is emerging.

Last year we were pleased to record this moth in our Fairlight garden for the first time, on our front lawn [meadow], and have just spotted a cocoon on a grass stem there-another good reason to get rid of that lawn mower!

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