Northern Rustic

Northern Rustic Fairlight

A small selection of moths in our Fairlight garden trap this morning included a drab brown moth, which I recognised as a Northern Rustic, my second garden record. The first was on July 27 2009, when it was the first Sussex record away from a colony near Eastbourne for around 100 years.Colin Pratt the county recorder speculated that there may be an undiscovered colony in Hastings Country Park NR. I don’t know if there have been any other recent records in our area.

The photograph shows the characteristic blurred appearance of this species-it isn’t out of focus !

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