Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Overdue - Feathered Gothic

Time for another one from the vaults. This one has appeared in the garden traps just once, way back on 3rd September 2002.

Feathered Gothic

At the time I was quite surprised to find this in the trap as I was under the mis-apprehension that it was associated with moorland. I'd only seen it previously at Charnwood Lodge in VC55, which it the closest thing we have to moorland remaining in the county. In fact it is more of a rough grassland species, feeding on various grasses and as I subsequently found that it has been recorded from around the county. However it hasn't turned up in the garden since (and I don't think I've seen it anywhere else since apart from Charnwood Lodge!).

1 comment:

Trent Duval said...

3 in Sept 2010 ... Since then not a sniff