2018 October 12
On October 10, Aziza photographed this very black moth at the Swan Lake nature house. Jeremy Tatum writes: This has puizzled me, for it is just the size and shape of a Winter Moth¸ though I have never seen one so completely black as this, and it is rather early – they usually appear in November. But I can’t think of what else it might be, so I am labelling it as a maybe Winter Moth.
Maybe Winter Moth Operophtera brumata (Lep.: Geometridae) Aziza Cooper
Gordon Hart writes from his Highlands home: No butterflies today, but we did see this nice Girdler Moth on Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) flowers.
Girdler Moth Dargida procinctus (Lep.: Noctuidae) Gordon Hart