Thursday, 20 August 2015

Minor Shoulder-knot

This attractive small moth, with a long name and long feathery antennae, was caught in my garden trap last night. It is the fifth Islay record, with one in the 1970s, two in the 1980s and the last one in 1999. So, there's been quite a long gap since then. It likes damp places with willow as its foodplant and, in this so-called summer, I think my garden qualifies as a damp place and I do some have willows.

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