Hornet Moths 'in cop'. The female has recently emerged (case present beneath the pair) and presumably almost instantly attracted a male.
Derek found a pair of mating Hornet Moths in Dale Park (Hackbridge) this morning and luckily I managed to twitch them. As usual on Poplar.
Been busy on the moth front over last few days despite limited by an ecology park meeting on Wednesday evening with the landscape architects and a lecture at the Linnaean Society in Piccadilly last night. Both really productive evenings and making some ground on the ecology park front.
Here's a few pics:
Small Blood Vein
Aleimma loeflingiana (new for site)