Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Cistus Forester - Longstone Edge

I've never seen so many Cistus Forester on the wing on Longstone Edge, there must have been several hundred with many feeding down by the roadside this morning. I even managed a flight shot!
It's a scarce moth nationally, it's distribution limited by the availability of its favoured limestone grassland habitat with the larval food plant Common Rock-rose.

Cistus Forester

Cistus Forester UK distribution ©NBN Gateway

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