Archive for April 20th, 2011

20th April 2011, Wednesday

Rye Harbour Moths (and a beetle)

Still not great numbers of moths, despite the warm weather (about 15 of six species this morning), but the still a steady trickle of ‘reserve rarities’. This morning it was a Brindled Beauty (Lycia hirtaria) another common species which has rarely been recorded on the reserve, with the last record in 1999. This particular individual is male as can be told by the feathered antennae which are used to detect chemical scents released by the female.
Brindled Beauty
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