Thursday, 16 December 2010

No 2...

Lilac Beauty.

This was an unexpected species in my garden. Only one caught and, as it turns out, the only one in Northumberland this year.

There are have been 81 individuals caught since 1900 in the county, but in the last decade they have only been caught on 'even' years with no more than 2 per annum, and more usually only the one every two years. I have been very lucky to get one!

I dont hold out much hope of a repeat in 2011 of this cracking moth. It looks more suited to southern climes.... 

1 comment:

  1. What a beauty, Stewart. I am looking forward to spring and getting out my trap again. Best wishes for Christmas.