Moths update

Moth trapping continues, with my Fairlight garden trap currently providing more interest than the more powerful one in Hastings Country Park NR. The last session there did produce one new species for the reserve: Beautiful Plume, also The Mallow, not new but I’ve not caught this in Fairlight.

The garden trap produced three new species in two sessions- probably the smallest moth I’ve ever caught , the 5mm Azalea Leaf Miner, too small for my camera really, and, this morning,  two autumn macro-moths; Centre-barred Sallow and a very smart Frosted Orange.  It was also nice to glimpse from our kitchen window last evening the only Hummingbird Hawk Moth Ive seen this year, as usual attracted to Verbena bonariensis , as pictured here.

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