Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Tony Chestnut

Another day, another new arrival for 2017; that's what I like about this time of the year.  The last two newcomers were species which had been hibernation over Winter. This one, the Red Chestnut, spends the cold months as a chrysalis and then hatches when Spring draws near.

It's very far from my favourite kind of moth - one of the small, brown (or grey) ones which give me so much grief when I try to tell them apart. I cheated with this one by asking the kindly experts on Upper Thames Moths what it was. They are the ones who put me right.

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