By Mark Snowden
This is a lovely photograph of well-grown larva of the poplar hawkmoth, the only hawkmoth we seem to have up here on a regular basis. You can see the distinctive yellow-striped ‘horn’ at it’s tail end which is diagnostic (with the rest of body pattern). It is not usually so destructive as the puss moth on our native aspens.
This Puss Moth Cerura vinula was caught in a moth trap at Clachtoll on the 3rd May 2010 by Fiona Phipps
This Lime speck Pug moth was caught in a moth trap at Clachtoll by Fiona Phipps. It was caught on 24th June 2009.
This Heart & Dart moth was caught in a moth trap by Fiona Phipps, one of our moth experts in Assynt. It was caught on 24th April 2009. There are several people in Assynt who regularly put out moth traps in Assynt.
Heart & Dart Moth Clachtoll 24 April 2009