Lepidoptera List For Caithness
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13 July 03
Another From Caithness
This is the magpie moth (Abraxas grossulariata), one of the few day flying
moths. A huge pest on gooseberry plants when numerous, which they aren't
really here. It is a very variable species. The caterpillar is creamy
white, with black dots running along the sides. A broad reddish line
separates the two lowest bands of dots. Apart from its favourite
gooseberry or currant plants, it feeds on a huge variety of plants, and in
the Western Isles can be found on ling.
29 June 03
A Red Admiral Butterfly Snapped In a Caithness Garden
Stewart took this picture of a red admiral butterfly in his
neighbours garden today. There are quite a range of
moths and Butterflies in the county. If anyone else has
managed to take any pictures we would be happy to start a new
section to contain them and build a record of them.
Details of location and names would be helpful. If any
rare ones are sent in we will omit the location.