|Feathered Gothic (Tholera decimalis)|
The moth scatters its eggs over grassland and the eggs remain dormant over winter - like the Swift moths do. When the caterpillars hatch they feed at night on hard-bladed grasses.
The moth is common but not often seen unless caught when it comes to light.
|Dark Sword-grass (Agrotis ipsilon)|
|Square-spot Rustic (Xestia xanthographa))|
Looking at the list of moths that should be active during this month I see that the Chevron (Eulithis testata) is not uncommon and is yet to be seen in Coxwold. An objective then...