A DIARY OF THE WILDLIFE OF THE WANSBECK VALLEY AND BEYOND
Nigel the moth is a Bordered White I think? I've seen them in pines in Scotland. Some nice adders there unlucky about the flat one though...
The top one is a moth - Bordered White. Larval foodplants are Scots Pine and other conifers. Often flies in warm sunshine but comes to light aswell.
Hi Nigel, the moth is a Bordered White. One of the few geometrids to rest with closed wings.Very envious of your Adder, having never seen one.
Your first picture looks like the Bordered White moth I have on my blog.
Bordered white it is then...many thanks everyone, it was pictured just below Simonside in Rothbury forest. I took the squashed Adder off Stew, it was very unlucky as I only saw one forestry vehicle. Adders are quite common in the uplands Dean but difficult to see. We don't have Grass snakes up here though.
The Adder reminds me, years ago when my son was small we came across an Adder only a few inches long that had its head squashed , my son insisted we put it in a bag so he could show Mum back home, he carried it around all day long, Mum was not impressed.........especially with me !!Brian
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