Cream-spot Tigers steal the show

24th May 2009, Sunday

About 10 people came to Lime Kiln Cottage yesterday morning to watch Chris open up the moth trap, to start the RX Wildlife Festival. The less common species included White-point, Yellow Belle, Mullein Wave, Light Brocade and Shears, plus several spectacular Cream-spot Tigers and the Eyed Hawkmoth shown below on the girl’s sleeve. In the evening Andy Phillips ran two MV lights in the Hastings Country Park Quarry, with again about 10 people gathered to see what was about. Among the moths attracted were Cream-spot Tiger, Rivulet, Clouded Silver, Brown Silver-lines, Waved Umber and both Angle Shades and Small Angle Shades – all in little more than an hour of darkness.