Red-necked footman moth at Hartslock

In the morning I ran a workparty at Hartslock nature reserve where I decided to just do a bit of tidying up. While strolling round I spotted an intriguing little moth, which I knew must be unusual so I took a photo. Back home I identified it as a red-necked footman moth (Atolmis rubricollis) – an unusual moth that is quite rare in our part of the country and so is likely to be a migrant – perhaps one that came over in the recent Painted Lady migration.

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