Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Lets start 2011...

Last night the first moth of the year to grace my garden was on on the back door. A Winter Moth.

Although common around here this is only the second to be found settled in the garden. I was hoping to get done with the 'Faves' posts before the mothing started but theres no accounting for these anti-freeze fuelled devils. This one is a male, females are flightless. Their caterpillars account for a large percentage of the food for young Blue Tits etc in spring. Handy little things those Winter Moths...

 1799 Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata)

Garden Moth List 2011 -  1.

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