13 August 2013

Harpella forcifella

A very rare moth in Britain makes an appearance in Kent.
Photo : Accipter, courtesy of Wikipedia

Mr Ross Newnham, a volunteer with the Kent Wildlife Trust, discovered a Harpella forcifella moth on the Holborough Marshes Nature Reserve near Snodland.   (Source: Kent Messenger)

This European moth which has only been recorded four times in Britain to date, is quite common in Belgium.