Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Late Broods

Alan Diver's Brimstone is very late but not unexpected these days. I had several in October and as it's a species that already has 2 broods and overwinters as a larva of any size or a pupa. These are the species likely to respond rapidly to the warmer climate.

Stranger though, was the Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing this morning hanging freshly dead in the web of one of the small spiders that lives in the fence near where my trap runs. It was quite faded and a second brood in this species would be more surprising, but ....

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