A New Garden Moth – Pine Carpet

Morgan and I managed to put the moth trap out over the weekend. There weren’t loads of moths in it by the morning, just 12, but the trap did have to compete with the new garden lights so that may have had something to do with it.

There was a new species for our garden though, a Pine Carpet (Thera firmata). I was a little surprised to see this though as the books say it’s flight season is from July to November, so finding one in May is a little odd. It must be a very early one.

Pine Carpet

Pine Carpet

It’s always nice to see a new species though.

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