Saturday, 21 June 2008

Not for nibbling

The Ermine moths make a nice change from all the brown ones, specially the White Ermine. It looks just like a member of the House of Lords out for the evening. The dots and dashes vary a lot, so you seldom get two alike. They avoid that phenomenon of two women wearing identical dresses at the same party. Why aren't they all eaten by birds, given that we seldom have snow when White Ermines are about? They're poisonous. The one at the bottom is a Buff Ermine. A bit last-year, I think.

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