Forester Moth at Motcombe Meadows

Irridescent green moth on a leaf

Forester Moth. Photo: Mark Pike

Mark says: “fabulously fresh Forester moth, seen today (03/06/17) in Motcombe Meadows.”

The Forester is a day-flying moth, on the wing in June and July. Its caterpillar feeds on common sorrel or sheep’s sorrel. It is a declining species in the UK and afforded “Priority” status by Butterfly Conservation.

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