Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Early moths

Two moths have appeared in KWR so far this year - a male winter moth and, yesterday, a cow-parsnip flat-body (Agonopterix heracliana), a species I have not come across before that must have been tempted out of hibernation in the mild weather that followed an extremely cold spell.  It is, however, a common species, though there are few records on the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre's database.