Jersey Tiger Moth, Euplagia quadripunctaria The jersey tiger moth has black and cream strips on its forewing and red or orange underwings with black spots. When in flight the orange underwings are really noticeable but often these are covered by the black and cream forewings when it settles. Active by day, it’s generally spotted in the south of England. Sightings […]
Large Longhorn, Nematopogon Swammerdamella. The largest of Britain’s ‘longhorn’ moths with long white antennae and yellow-orange head tufts. Wingspan 18-21 mm.
Light emerald moth. Adults may often be disturbed from rest where they sit on the underside of tree and shrub leaves. The larvae can be seen from mid-August to the following May or June, spending the winter lying flat against the stems of the foodplant. Colour ranges between light emerald and white.
Silver YAutographa gamma Most common during the late summer. At times, this migrant may be a very common visitor, especially in flowery grasslands such as those in Stroud Green where this one was photographed. Active day and night. It breeds here, but the early stages cannot survive our winters although that may be changing. It has a silver, Y-shaped mark […]