Orange moth with a yellow band and a white spot  on forewing

Oak Eggar. Photo: Mark Pike

small rosy red moth with black markings on upper forewings

Rosy Footman. Photo: Mark Pike

Marks ran a moth trap in his Motcombe garden on 24/0719 and sent us photos of two of the moths he found in it this morning.

Oak Eggar and Rosy Footman, the latter one of his favourites he says.

Oak Eggars can be seen flying fast in a zigzag fashion in the afternoon sunshine during July and August, whilst the Rosy Footman is on the wing between mid June- August, sometimes found resting on twigs in daytime.

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