Invaded by Diamond-backs

Not rattlesnakes but micro-moths. There have been hundreds of these around the past couple of days – and the same is true in parts of Skye, and much farther afield.


Diamond-back Moth

Alison estimates 760 in her trap this morning on Skye  and Keith points us to this:”The moths are known to be able to migrate a distance of over 3000 km in continuous flight for several days.”…/85papers/1985DBM08.pdf

It is not all good news, however, as the larva fed on Brassicas.


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