Butterflies and moths have many things in common.
Talk by Andrew Wood, January 2020
Moth identification evening, June 2014
Again the Heart and Dart moth was the most represented with 50 individuals attracted to the light. This time I think that the smartest moth was probably the Scalloped Oak. (pictured)
The following is a list of the moths which were captured in traps in Alexandra Park (and later released) on the niThe following is a list of the moths which were captured in traps in Alexandra Park (and later released) on the night of 25-26th June 2014 : (Most of the smaller moths don’t have common names.)
Next, we were called forward to examine the finds in closer detail. It then became obvious what a skill it is to identify some of the micro moths even with a good reference book. One moth, Heart and Dart was over represented with forty-one individuals captured - over two thirds of the total catch. The most beautiful to my eyes was the furry looking Buff Ermine (pictured here)
One of our members, Henry, who lives right near the park, had also put out a trap on the Tuesday and brought along his finds, including a beautifully delicate Light Emerald.