Thursday, 8 August 2013

Nice Lifer!

Although I haven't had many moths in the garden over the last few days, due to the colder nights and the rain, I have had a handful of new species for the year, one in particular being of interest.

As it was something I'd not seen before elsewhere, I posted a photo and got two people giving me an id.

The photo went to the county recorder, who confirmed a Toadflax Brocade, which, he tells me, is only the 7th county record (2 of those were larvae), so although I've heard reports of occasional individuals in the adjoining counties of Herts. & Middx., I felt very honoured to have this species in my garden :)

Here it is:

Toadflax Brocade

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