Rex had a good day for moths at our Broadcroft Butterfly Reserve on Portland on 19/06/2017. He says it was a good choice in the very hot weather, as it was 5 degrees cooler than anwhere else. He added: “I parked next to a Cream Spot in the hedge, and I saw what I was going to call an “upside down fox-face” moth before I realised it was a Silver Y !”
Penny did well to find this moth on a dull and cloudy day. She took this shot in Tout Quarry, on Portland on 18 June. This long-disused quarry is a great place for butterflies, as it has lots of warm, sheltered areas.
Thanks to everyone who entered the debate on whether the caterpillar found in Bournemouth was a Glanville Fritillary or a Cream-spot Tiger Moth. The jury has come down on the side of the Cream-spot, so we thought you’d like to see what they look like. Continue reading
Since publishing the article on the Glanville Fritillary caterpillar, we have had two alternative suggestions as to the identification, of Cream Spot Tiger Moth and Ermine Moth. Continue reading