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A Clouded Border(female), well that's what I identify it as,
it flew in the house last night.

2 Aug, 2020

 

A pretty sight to see, Josee. I’m not au fait with identifying many insects.

2 Aug, 2020

 

Oh dear, it's a Box-tree Moth (Cydalima perspectalis). A bit of a pest if you grow Box.

https://butterfly-conservation.org/moths/box-tree-moth

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=760

3 Aug, 2020

 

I saved one recently from a water dish ... maybe not such a good idea!

3 Aug, 2020

 

Crumbs! I didn’t realise. I’ve a box hedge in the front garden!

3 Aug, 2020

 

Thank you so much Muddywalter for identifying this moth.
It is not in my Collins field guide as it is a 1993 edition. I followed the link you gave & read up about it, then trotted down the garden to my one & only box plant & yes, I found very tiny eggs between two leaves, they are now drowning in the water butt. Don't know where the moth is at present, I thought it was quite attractive so pity it is the dreaded box pest. I hope your hedge will stay free, Kate, keep a look out!

3 Aug, 2020

 

Well identified Muddy and just in time for some of us to look out for it ,I'm glad you found the eggs Ff , ...

7 Aug, 2020



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