Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Shooting Tigers.

I'm ashamed to say that my first moth trap of the year has only just happened. However, it was more than a worthwhile exercise as I had 4 Tiger Moths in the trap. 2 Garden Tiger and 2 of the more unusual Jersey Tiger. The latter I have now caught 3 years running so there must be a colony in the vicinity. I did try to get a photo with both types of Tiger in the picture but unfortunately they walked into each other and the Jersey flew off!! The remaining Jersey I decided not to try again with as Paul was keen to see the Jersey Tiger. There were a few other moths in the trap including Spectacle, Canary-shouldered Thorn and a very smart Burnished Brass. I hope it won't be such a gap before the trap goes out again!!

A pair of Garden Tiger Moths.

Jersey Tiger Moth 1.

Jersey Tiger Moth 2. (Note the slightly different markings).

Burnished Brass shining.

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