Friday, 13 March 2015

First Yellow Horned Moth of the year

Despite some fairly heavy showers overnight it was my best catch of the year with 20 moths of 7 species which included my first Yellow Horned, Clouded Drab and Hebrew Character of the year. The Yellow Horned's name refers to the antennae colour which are actually more orange than yellow. 
It is a scarce moth in the County but the Darley Dale area appears to be one of its strongholds. It's probably widespread in the surrounding birch woodlands but there is not much moth trapping done in these areas at this time of year.
Yellow Horned

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