view of a Herald moth at rest with upper fore-wings showing its pattern

Herald. Photo: Roger Peart

Roger photographed this beautiful Herald moth at his home in Wimborne on 07/09/17.

A resident moth, Heralds can be found Aug-Nov and Mar- June after hibernation. They prefer caves or outbuildings to hibernate.

They often feeds for long periods, night after night at flowers, including ivy flowers, over-ripe berries and at sugar if provided.

Do you suppose it chose this place to rest because of its colour blending so well with the background?

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