Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Dotted Border female

I have not been enthused enough to search diligently for the wingless females of some of our wintertime moths so this one came to see me!
With its big wing stubs it is the most interesting to look at.

 I didn't, however, expect to find it underneath our plastic soffit at least10m as the bug crawls from a gappy willow hedge and much further from any other food plant.  When released onto the shaded base of a large moss covered oak tree it immediately scuttled off sideways like a crab to hide under a longer frond of the moss.

2 comments:

  1. Fantastic Liz... I've been to Specsavers...but still can't see 'em!!
    Tony says out of 1200 records this is the first recorded as female.
    Ina

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