Saturday, 29 March 2008

Orange underwing

This day flying moth can be seen at this time of year associating with birch trees,1 has been seen today at callis woods Tod by Brian leesey.They are also seen regularly at Cromwell Bottom.


Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Look in the birches on the second drying up "lagoon" on Brookfoot Loop on any sunny day now and you will see males flying around the birch tree tops.

AndyC said...

Recorded 2 today(29th)at cromwell Bottom in the area near the spagnum bog called pixie wood .Id been there 1/2 hour and seen nothing because the wind was quite stong, so i did a bit of tree shaking and imediatly 2 flew up and showed well for a short time.

Paul Talbot..aka Moffman said...

Hi Andy
I tip to get the males near enough for a photo. Take a jar of urine to CB with you and pour it out near the base of Birch in decent sunshine.The males come down to extract the minerals in the drying urine.....and I am not taking the Pxxx honest ! I got the tip from an old lepidoptera book.