Despite the conditions a surprising number of insects were flitting around and I was pleased to flush several specimens of Silver Y, Autographa gamma, moths from the wet grass. I was pleased not because it is rare (it is arguably Britain's most common migratory moth) but I saw few if any last year. I pursued a specimen for some fifty yards before it came to rest and I was able to photograph it; the distinctive 'y' mark on the forewings make the reason for its name very obvious.
|Silver Y Moth on sorrel at Foxhill Farm, Badby, Northants. 31 May, 2018|
Cantharis rustica on a sycamore leaf. Beggars Bank, Foxhill Farm, Badby.
31 May, 2018