Monday, 17 November 2014

One moth - much water....

Everything soaked in my trap last night, water sloshing about inside. Sensibly the moths stayed away, except for one Psychoides filicivora sheltering under the pudding basin/ rain guard. I have a colony living on the Hart's-tongue Fern in the back garden, (in Chorleywood, Bucks), so this is not too revelatory, although the time of the year is a little bit surprising. I believe the thinking is that it is multi-brooded, but I generally get them in high summer. An interesting, tiny moth which is all black except for a white spot on its back and the fact it shines metallic lilac if you tilt it to the right angle with the sunshine. No sunshine, though.

Andy King.

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