Sunday, 24 November 2019

A reminder of summer

Ditula angustiorana (Red-barred Tortrix) is a pretty moth usually seen in June and July, so I was surprised to find one in my kitchen today. It looked fresh and I suspect had emerged indoors, probably from the baskets of apples that have been inside for a while now. It's a shame that it probably won't do very well at this time of year, but it is a very pretty moth to brighten a dull November day.

1 comment:

  1. Intriguing. I had a couple during September in 2016 and got the second of them (from the 24th) dissected to make sure that's what it was because they seemed rather late, although I see now from the field guide that they can have a partial second brood in Sept/Oct. November seems very late, though!


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