lepidoptera on the wing - most notably this stunning Blood-vein to the west of the site by the Calder: It's more of a southern species with very few records in Calderdale.
There were a few species colonising the site which are more familiar on Tag meadow including a few Yellow Shells (below) and Shaded Broad-bars.
It was nice to see quite a few burnet moth cocoons and pupae on the vegetation after their apparent demise in Tag meadow. Maybe they'll colonise in their thousands as the population has now gotten a foothold.
And one for the micro moth enthusiasts (what do you mean there aren't any :-) was this Eucosma cana on Yarrow.
Nice report and pictures Charlie.
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