A number of traveller’s-joy (Clematis vitalba) feeding moths were on the wing last night and were attracted to my moth trap above the West St Leonards Cliffs SNCI along West Hill Road, St Leonards. As well as the small waved umber (pictured) also present was a fern, a pretty chalk carpet and a haworth’s pug. The SNCI is a scrubby area of undercliff which is covered with traveller’s-joy and these four species of moth are very frequent at my moth trap during summer.
Other species of note present at the trap was a garden tiger, a yellow barred brindle, 2 marbled green and only one migrant, a silver y.
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