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Saturday, 18 August 2012

Toadflax Brocade!

Toadflax Brocade...

Jersey Tiger (ab. lutescens)...

Couldn't resist posting a quick couple of shots of these two absolute gems, which turned up in the garden moth trap this week- Toadflax Brocade last night (16th August) and the Jersey Tiger on the 11th August. Both have been at the top of the garden wish list for a while now, but I never realistically thought I'd have a chance of catching them.

Toadflax Brocade is a particularly interesting record, as its always been a rare species confined to shingle beaches along the south coast. However, recent years have seen an increase in wanderers further inland, with the possibility of breeding in certain areas of Surrey and London.

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