Lilac Beauty

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Lilac Beauty

Postby DonMatthews » Thu 14 Jul 2016 11:53

34 moths in the garden trap this morning but the big surprise was this nicely-coloured Lilac Beauty. According to Mark's maps it seems to be spreading north-eastwards and this individual would appear to be a new record for NS98.
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Re: Lilac Beauty

Postby MarkCubitt » Thu 14 Jul 2016 12:53

Very nice :-)

They also seem to be a very low density species so even when they are in your area they are difficult to catch up with...

Interestingly Katty Baird and I found a Lilac Beauty caterpillar a few weeks ago in East Lothian which are equally 'different'!


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