Moths and Butterflys

Buff Tip Caterpillars

A fairly chunky moth that lives in our region is the Buff Tip (Phalera bucephala). It is often to be seen in flight on a summer’s eve and when resting on a branch, it’s markings can camouflage it as a broken twig. By autumn time, one may notice groups...

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Butterflies of Wales

The sunshine is back! So posted here, are 10 butterflies that you might see if you visit Mid Wales. I photographed all of them at my home in Dyfi forest. They are: Comma – Polygonum c-album Small tortoiseshell – Aglais urticae Red Admiral – Vanessa atalanta Wall – Lasiommata...

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The Ghost Swift

This beautiful moth is extremely well named, on summer nights you might see the male dancing its ghostly dance across your garden. He is trying to attract a mate with his rapidly moving wing beats whilst hovering & darting just above the vegetation. The scientific name for this moth...

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Moths & Glow Worms

The last few days have caused some interest. An old friend kindly pointed out this site. Being interested in nature & thinking this an excellent project for Tamsin, we set out on our garden moth survey. Unfortunately the nights were not ideal being rather blustery & wet. We were...

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