Today, after Ben and I rootled through our moff trap, as part of "30 days wild", I can announce that not only did we record the first instance last August, but we've today recorded the only other instance too. Ten months later.
These (very pretty) toadflax brocade moths CLEARLY think our garden is a shingle coast in Sussex. Or something.
To end with, we caught another beautiful moth last night.
Calliteara literally means "Spring beauty" and as the regular reader(s) of this blog may remember from my "hop dog" post, pudibunda means "bashful".
So... the pale tussock has a (new) scientific name which now literally means "bashful, Spring (May) beauty".
Yes. I'd go along with that.