MOTHS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN NOVEMBER

Moths to look out for in November ’20 Merveille du Jour A typically flamboyant Victorian name, but the Merveille du Jour deserves it. A master of camouflage, this single-brooded late autumn moth is relatively common and widespread. It lives on oak, overwintering first as an egg, and, refreshingly, it doesn’t seem to be declining. November …

MOTHS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN OCTOBER

MOTHS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN OCTOBER  2020 Flounced Chestnut A handsome moth seen only in the autumn. It comes to light and may also be seen feeding at twilight on ivy blossom and fermenting fruit. Overwintering as an egg, the night-feeding caterpillar will eat the leaves of a variety of deciduous trees in the …

Moths to look out for in September

MOTHS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN SEPTEMBER 2020. Large Yellow Underwing More experienced ‘moth-ers’ will wonder why I have put in this most abundant and ubiquitous moth. But I find it’s one of the most frequently asked questions about wild-life. Such as “I got quite a jump. I was weeding and this big brown thing …