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Dordogne Wildlife Diary

 

Welcome to my Dordogne Wildlife Diary

 

In it you will find regular wildlife sightings in the département of Dordogne, notably of birds and butterflies in southern Dordogne where I live. In adddition there will be occasional references to neighbouring départements such as Lot et Garonne, Gironde, the Lot and places further afield. Check out the Faune-Aquitaine website for the latest wildlife sightings in Dordogne and Aquitaine.

 

Where possible I will add photographs to illustrate the entry. Many thanks to Margaret Mills (family photo) and Denis Cauchoix (birdwatcher photo).

 

I hope that you enjoy my diary and look forward to your comments.

a late autumn moth...

By audave2505, Dec 18 2020 03:00AM

This rather dull looking moth was hiding behind the house shutters when I opened them the other morning. It's actually a male Winter Moth and common both in France and UK. It is one of the Geometer moths of which the carpet moths are perhaps the best known. Carpet moths are a similar size and shape to this one but are generally piebald with dark and pale patches or broad bands.


It's one of the species with a flightless female which presumably produces pheromone scent to attract males.





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