Forester Moth, Adscita statice, le Procris de l'Oseille, La Turquoise de la Sarcille

Forester Moth (Adscita statice)

French name: le Procris de l’Oseille or La Turquoise de la Sarcille

Whilst out walking near our home on Sunday, I spotted this gorgeous metallic green-blue moth.

Forester Moth, Adscita statice, le Procris de l'Oseille, La Turquoise de la Sarcille

The Forester is a day-flying moth which is common throughout France and found in many parts of Britain.

It commonly feeds on Scabious, Marsh Thistle, Viper’s-Bugloss and Ragged Robin, though this guy was more than happy dipping his proboscis into this Ox-eye daisy!

Forester-moth-proboscis

Forester moths prefer damp meadows and open woodland up to around 1500m where there is a plentiful supply of flowers, and sorrel for its caterpillars to feed off.

You can see Forester moths flying and feeding on sunny days from May to July and it’s certainly a beauty worth keeping an eye out for!

If you’ve seen a Forester moth near you, I’d love to know!

A bientôt

Katherine x



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