Mon 12/11/2018

Haven’t seen any moths around the factory for a while, but this lone creature was resting on outside of the warehouse wall this morning.

Cypress carpet moth Thera cupressata
Cypress carpet moth Thera cupressata

I couldn’t find it in my book so I Tweeted an image and asked for help – once again, ace illustrator Richard Lewington came back and identified it as the cypress carpet. It’s in the book all right, but it says it is uncommon, first recorded in the UK in 1984 and first in Kent in 1999. I imagine it has been proliferating somewhat since the book’s first publication in 2003, but still a good one for me!

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