Saturday, 14 June 2008

Capital times

I'm in London today and woke up early cos of the city's mighty roar. My son Tom lives here and mocked my trapping the other day by sending me a phone photo of an Angle Shades which had come into his flat. 'Who needs a moth trap? In London they just come come calling," he said. The photo was even more blurred than mine usually are, so instead here's an award-winning advert by the London agency DDB for that famed Leeds store Harvey Nichols. Is this how moths feel? Possibly. Some collectors have used captive female moths and butterflies to attract males with their amazingly long-distance pheromones. Did you know that Vladimir Nabokov was an expert butterfly and moth collector?

2 comments:

Tom said...

No more moths in London since I sent the last one packing. Perhaps I need a moth trap after all. Or a moth repeller. What is the opposite of a moth trap?

MartinWainwright said...

mothballs...

(those little white things you put in drawers of clothes which smell of napthalene. But it is wrong to repel moths. ;)