#30DaysWild No. 8 Tiny Moths, Huge ‘Horns’

#30DaysWild No. 8. You see more from a bike – we were cycling (slowly) up a hill when we spotted what looked like a lava lamp of tiny fluttering things, rising and falling in the hedgerow.

It turns out they were long horn moths Nemophora degeerella – the horns being the antennae. This species has the longest in the UK! You can just about see the fluttering in the clip – and then there’s a close up of the beast itself. So this isn’t Wheatland Farm wildlife exactly, but it was close by. And having spotted them once, maybe we’ll see them here too.

#30DaysWild Previously

This time last year: Pale and interesting – a blood vein moth.

This time in 2017: An hour for the community trees