A couple of moths have been spotted lately. One which was familiar to me and the other, a completely new species for my 'tick list'.
The first and familiar species was seen yesterday, fluttering around the Knapweed flowers around Straw's Bridge. Not able to get a good view of it at the time, I simply pushed my camera lens through the undergrowth and snapped a picture to identify later. It turned out to be a Silver Y (Autographa gamma). A common species of moth and one which can often be seen flying in daylight, they can produce more than one generation per year, so numbers are always fairly good. The only downside, is that they are well camouflaged and so rather difficult to spot.
Acronicta aceris). again, a common species, but the adult moth is very plain and easy to overlook, but the caterpillar is something else.