26th October - The only moth found in the moth trap this evening was this beautiful Merveille du Jour .
I had placed the moth trap in front of the flowering Ivy, a food source for this particular moth species.
Another autumnal moth which flies between September and October and is attracted to light fortunately.
A medium sized moth with a wingspan of 42-52 mm, said to frequent woodland and parks and is common and widespread,
Garden list now stands at 67 species
additions :- Feathered Thorn, Merveille du Jour
2017 ( garden ) 32 new species
Merveille du Jour Griposia aprilina
24th October - On my return from an evening walk with the dog I noticed a moth resting on the glass of the porch door under a wall lamp.
one of the Thorn species, in fact a male Feathered Thorn, only the male has the feathered antennae which gives this moth its name.
A fairly medium sized macro moth of the Geometridae family of moths with a wingspan of 35mm-45 mm.
A single generation moth which flies in the autumn September-November described as fairly common and widespread.
Feathered Thorn Colotois pennaria