Early Jersey Tiger Moths in Cornish garden

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Good to see Jersey Tigers again in our garden in South West Cornwall. 

This will be the third successive breeding year of this spectacular species since they first arrived in the garden as migrants in August 2019.

This year the first was seen flying during the day at least 10 days earlier than previous years.

As well as seeing the odd one during the day up to 6 have been attracted to light in a single night.

When seen flying in sunlight they certainly catch the eye with their fluttering flight revealing either bright yellow of orangy red underwings.

Across the country they seem to be continuing to extend their range.

Amidst a general collapse in insect populations its at least good to see one insect doing well – even if it is as a result of global warming.

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