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Moths at Broadcroft

Colourful moth hiding in the grass

Cream-spot Tiger Moth. Photo: Rex Bale

Brown moth with white Y marks on a leaf

Silver Y Moth. Photo: Rex Bale

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 !”

Cream-spot Tiger Moth on Portland

Cream-spot Tiger Moth, showing its black and cream upperwings, but not its yellow underwings

Cream-spot Tiger Moth. Photo: Penny Hawes

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.

The decision is Cream-spot

Cream-spot tiger moth with wings fully open, showing the orange with black dots underwings

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