Shaken from hibernation spot during scrub clearance work
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Gorgeous photo Rob - well worth clicking through to see it at original size, every scale is visible!
How did you find it in these sub-zero temperatures, was it moth-trapped or did you defrost it from a snow-drift somewhere? Had a report of two moths flying into a Berkshire moth-trap at -6 degrees the other day.
Entomologist and biological recorder
I was suprised to see this autumn-flying moth, but I've now learned the females overwinter December-Feb before emerhing again for a second flight period from March-May (...sounds like a good idea!)
Super image Rob, one species I was planning to record (for the first time) in recent weeks but the moths havent played ball. That is a beauty.
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