Spring is my favourite time of year. The sun begins to shine and all sorts of wildlife come out of the woodwork (in some cases literally). A welcome sight today (although a bit unusual for a night creature) was a Small Magpie moth, Anania hortulata.
These moths are identifiable by their size (wingspan 24-28mm), black and white dot and border pattern on their wings and their orange bodies. Usually seen flying from June through July, their main foodplant is nettle. Keep an eye out for these beautiful creatures and more.
Acting Ranger Jenny