Garden Robin

Garden Robin

Sunday, 14 February 2016

First Moth of the Year

I spotted my first moth of 2016 last Thursday on the garage window.

Dotted Border (Agriopis marginaria)

A common and widespread species found in woods, hedgerows, shrub, gardens, heathland and moorland. The female is flightless. The larva feeds on various broad-leaved trees such as oak, hawthorn, blackthorn,elm, sycamore and apple.


  1. How wonderful to have your first moth, let's hope its going to be a good year for them..
    Amanda xx

    1. Thanks Amanda - do hope so. I think last year I had the lowest total of species since I started :( Still haven't put out the trap yet though!