Sunday 29 November 2020

A Rare Migrant

 With a few more attempts at moth trapping in recent days a few interesting moths have come along, this included a Red-headed Chestnut that is classed as a rare migrant moth with only a handful of this moth appearing in Sussex in recent years.

On the night of the 27th November it was one of only 3 moths actually in the trap and it was under one of the last egg boxes that had to be checked.

Red-headed Chestnut.

A few other recent moths have included a Blair's Shoulder-knot, a Mottled Umber and a few more December Moths.
With little else to see in recent days apart from a couple of butterflies at High and Over yesterday, of  which one was a Peacock and the other was probably a Red Admiral, and several Firecrest also seen during the past week, the moths have helped to keep the camera working.

Mottled Umber.

December Moth.

Blair's Shoulder-knot.

1 comment:

  1. We love this beautiful pictures of butterflies. We are protecting them as you do trying to make their colours and shapes speak with the beauty.
    Thanks for your post, and pictures.

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