Thursday, 27 October 2011

Autumn Green Carpet

My second Autumn Green Carpet of the year but first for the garden. 
This moth and its close relative the Red-green Carpet would make an interesting study. Both moths over-winter as the adult female and feed on a range of broad-leaved trees but whilst the Red-green first appeared in Derbyshire in the late 1980's and has become steadily commoner, expanding its range the Autumn Green has remained scarce in Derbyshire and is declining in southern Britain at least.
Autumn Green Carpet

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