Around The Garden Pond

Mint Moth (Pyrausta aurata) – Over the last three years since my garden pond’s inception it has attacted some interesting and beautiful forms of wildlife. Growing Water Mint attracts these attractively coloured little micro moths. The adult moths lay ther eggs on the plants and the hatching caterpillars feed on the leaves.

Mint Moth Pyrausta aurata

Rear garden, May 2019. Nikon D7200 © Peter Hillman.

7 thoughts on “Around The Garden Pond

  1. Glad to hear things are still flourishing around your pond. Did not know there was a Mint Moth.

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