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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Early Moths.


A little moth interest to fill the non-birding gap, but please note I am not a world leader on moths....quite the reverse to tell you the truth. 

Bright-line Brown-eye. Copyright Ian Kimber.

Well, we're in May now believe it or not and with the recent weather it really is hard to believe. But with the lowest rainfall and high average temperatures the month of April saw some noteworthy moth species at an early emergence, plus a steady arrival of migrant moths. In some parts of the country first dates began as early as February through March, but three examples in April included a Bright-line Brown-eye at Warton in Lancashire....

Yellow-barred Brindle. Copyright Ian Kimber.

A Yellow-barred Brindle in Yorkshire, and....

Chamomile Shark. Copyright Ian Kimber.

A Chamomile Shark in Glamorgan.


The Provisional Atlas of the UK's Larger Moths is the first national moth distribution maps for 30 year representing over 11 million records of more than 860 moth species.       

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