Thursday, 9 March 2017

Another Orthosia appears

Thanks to having some black poplars within sight of the garden, the first of hopefully several Lead-coloured Drabs appeared in an otherwise rather sparsely populated actinic trap here at Westcott last night.  If you have poplar or aspen nearby then this is a likely catch.  Slightly smaller, less "chunky" and without the pointed wing-tip of Clouded Drab, the most obvious thing to look out for is the male's feathered antennae.

Lead-coloured Drab, Westcott 8th March
Dave Wilton
Westcott, Bucks   

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.