Heath Rustic moth turns up again…

Last night I caught a Heath Rustic moth at Caldene fields my fifth record to date.  The Yorkshire status of this moth is: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

All my records of the species are from late August to early September when the moth emerges.  It’s main food plant is Heather and I suspect the species may breed in nearby Raw nook Nr which is a lowland heather habitat where the moth is more likely to be found.

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