11th October 2012

Not much of note in the moth trap this morning just a Red-green Carpet and a Feathered Thorn. I seem to be getting a lot of caddisflies though. I don't know too much about them - they are generally difficult to identify but the one below is fairly common. Caddis are often confused for moths but their wings are covered with tiny bristles (hence the latin name Trichoptera meaning hairy wings) rather then scales so that you can see the wing membrane. Also, when they are at rest their antennae generally project forward as in the photo below.

Limnephilus lunatus

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