I suppose migration is the most likely explanation given the other migrant activity in recent weeks, but Red-necked Footman has become increasingly frequent in Berks (and Bucks) in recent years, with Malcolm S finding a caterpillar a couple of years ago. It may join our residents soon if it hasn’t done so already!
Thanks Martin – it’s the first I have seen (ever) and it looked a bit tatty so I guessed it had flown a long way. The food plant (Lichens) seems quite odd … not sure if we have enough of those on local trees but perhaps it could find something in Lower Hartslock Wood. 🙂
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