10 March, 2014

Yellow Horned



After three years of solid moth trapping, new species in the garden are becoming thin on the ground, and this Yellow Horned was a very welcome sight when I checked the moth trap this morning; a first for the garden, and a completely new one for me. I've never actually noticed it before when looking at photos of the species, but they do actually appear to have 'horns', and there is indeed a hint of yellow to them! Who would have guessed...

Peek-a-boo.

2 comments:

Ashley Beolens said...

Excellent stuff, I saw some posts of Yellow horned on Flickr this evening (Dave Maunder) trapped in Finemere woods (March).

I think last night was good all over I had 29 moths in my Milton Keynes garden (beating last years trapping at this time by 28!)

Steve Gale said...

They are dapper, aren't they? Now go and trap another new Ethmia for Surrey...

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