Monthly Archives: August 2016

Red Underwing

It may not have the striking colouration of a hawkmoth but at 4cm long the red underwing (Catocala nupta) is one of our larger moths.  A night flier it was resting quietly, on a warm and sunny day, on the … Continue reading

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A Channel island?

The Channel Islands sit off the Normandy Coast and form a group of islands administered as Jersey or Guernsey, with their strange statuses as Crown Dependencies of the UK.  Yet a few miles south of Jersey is a small archipelago … Continue reading

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