What Day-Flying Moth Is It?
We tend to think that moths fly at night, and most of the 2500 species of moths do! However, quite a few are active in they day and they are often very colourful and easily confused with butterflies. Here is photo guide to some of the more commonly spotted day-flying moths.
Look carefully and you might also discover a caterpillar, like this burnet moth, making its cocoon high up on a grass stem.
Six-spot burnet moth – Caterpillars feed on the birds foot trefoil plant
Cinnabar moth – Stripy caterpillar feeds on ragwort flower.
Scarlet tiger moth