Saturday, 9 July 2011

Nemophora cupriacella

Yesterday I was alerted to the presence of “an amazingly coloured moth” in the Wildlife Garden at Priory Country Park by colleagues Katharine and Rachel, so I went there this morning on the off-chance that it could be refound. It (or another) was initially feeding on ragwort until disturbed by an ant, when it moved to pose nicely on a rush. (Will have to look again in sunshine to get some better pics).

David Manning kindly confirmed my tentative ID of Nemophora cupriacella adding that it was a female, and that is feeds on scabious, which is probably at the site.

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