Leopard Moth

Leopard MothA miserable rainy night yesterday. Not ideal for the moth trap or for traipsing round the garden in your dressing gown at 4am to rescue soggy egg boxes full of moths. But it was all worth it when this Leopard Moth showed its spots in the trap. They’re supposedly reasonably common, but this is the first one I’ve seen in the garden. My lovely little leopard brings the number of moth species seen in our garden this year up to a total of 107! Not bad considering we’re only just over half way through the year. You’d never know most of these moths were around (unless you go camping and have to use an outside loo at night with the light on) as they disappear to who knows where during the day.

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