LARGE EMERALD MOTH BREAKFAST

Large Emerald Moth, Crow Wood Farm (Mike Watson) 

ARRIVING BACK AT CROW WOOD FARM, Barry and Louise had already taken a peak at the catch from the three traps they had set with Pete the previous evening and had potted this beauty, a Large Emerald - a widely distributed and fairly common moth but a very beautiful one. Pete was right to say it is as pretty as any butterfly. This was a new one and the highlight of the overnight haul for me, amongst piles of Large Yellow Underwings. Thanks again to Barry and Louise Tyrer for their hospitality and to Pete and Nina for identifying most of the moths. Must do this more often!

Peppered Moth against a pebble-dashed wall