From the Dutch Vlinderstichting lepidopterologists:
2 January 2012
It was a mild start of the new year, with night temperatures not below 5 degrees centigrade. This has ensured that there were quite a number of moth sightings. The lack of sunshine during the day on January 1, 2012 meant that no butterflies have been reported; however, there were seven species of moths. Researchers’ lights attracted the mottled umber and winter moth and Agriopis leucophaearia as well. Syrup attracted quite a few species too. In South Limburg region, where Marcel Prick investigated very frequently, no fewer than 28 black-spot chestnut moths were counted. From there and from elsewhere in the country there are also reports of the red-headed chestnut moth, satellite moth and Conistra vaccinii.
- The moth on the window sill (poetrybytheriver.com)
- ‘Stormtrooper’ giant moth discovered in Telford factory (itv.com)
- Giant Leopard Moth (image) (passtheknowledge.wordpress.com)
- A happy (and a not so happy) ending… (blashfordlakes.wordpress.com)
- Moths. (brianasbugblog.wordpress.com)