Sunday, 22 March 2020

Hebrew Character

There was really only one picture that I could post today, and that is of the Hebrew Character that was in my moth trap this morning, as it was my first moth of the year in my garden light trap. Also, it was a 100% increase in catching rate from the night before!

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What gives this moth its name is the distinct black mark on the forewing, that looks like...well a hebrew character! This moth spends the winter as a pupa in an underground cocoon, with the adult fully formed inside. It was cold last night, but Hebrew Characters do fly in cold conditions, and they can be seen feeding on Sallow blossom, of which there is some out in my garden at present!

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