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Moths

As most moths are night flyers they are not seen by the casual visitor to the wood. We have been fortunate to have welcomed our local county moth recorders - Margaret Currie & Andy Scott - to host several moth identification events in the Gearrchoille. Moth traps are set up in the evening and attracted to the light overnight.  In the morning the traps are opened & the moths identified (and released!)  

The total species list for the Gearrchoille is 126.  

In 2010 we held a moth training day for the local Primary school, following which we produced a leaflet incorporating photos & drawings by the children.

Guide to Moths in the Gearrchoille

 

green siverline
green siverline
peppered moth
peppered moth
poplar hawkmoth
poplar hawkmoth
nut-tree tussock
nut-tree tussock