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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

A moth at Median Farm

We've had super weather for each work party we've held at Median Farm (Cross Hands) this winter, yesterday being no exception. Although we didn't see any late butterflies on the wing, or disturb any Acleris hastiana from brash piles, as has often been the case in recent weeks, we did at least find this female Winter Moth on a fence post.

Winter moth female
She looked very plump and was presumably full of eggs having climbed the fence post thinking it was a tree trunk, and then been unwilling to lay, so I transferred her to a nearby tree in the hope she could get on with the business of egg laying after dark.

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