The Herald (Scoliopteryx libatrix) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is a common species found in Great Britain and other parts. It has a wingspan of only 44 mm or so The Herald's flight period is between June and November, in one or two broods. During the winter the Herald moth hibernates in dark, cool structures (e.g. cellars, barns and caves), returning to take wing again from March to June. Its habitat is woodland parks and gardens, and (perhaps consequently) the resting wing pattern resembles a dead, shriveled leaf.
Herald caterpillars are long, and of a bright green shade common to many caterpillars. They are somewhat distinguished by the thin yellow lines running across the body between segments. When maturity is reached, they pupate between two leaves, in a white cocoon made of silk.
Back in action ; Brentwood rockers InMe are back with a new album and a new direction. Frontman Dave McPherson talks to Darryl Webber about their new tour which started in Colchester on Tuesday
Feb 24, 2012; When Brentwood's InMe kicked off their new tour at Colchester Arts Centre yesterday (Tuesday) it marked an exciting new era for...