Saturday, 18 May 2013

Shaded Broad-bar Moth

We thought this may be a leek moth - it was hanging round our shallots - but on getting closer it clearly isn't.
Shaded Broad-bar moths Scotopteryx chenopodiata can vary greatly in colour. They're only small and quite insignificant but pretty up close. It feeds on vetch and clover (weeds), so not a problem visitor.
 

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Please leave a comment. I'm very pleased to receive corrections or confirmations of my identification of the creatures we've spotted on the allotment.