Friday, 25 July 2008

Cyrano de Motherac

The Snout moth is a nightly visitor at the moment. You can see how it got its name. This is the Pinocchio of moths. No, the Cyrano de Bergerac more likely, since its nose will never shrink, however truthful it may be. I haven't yet discovered why its palps should be so long nor why it has the ability to curl them up as shown in the smaller photographs. If you know, please share. Lots of other moths last night and also, unusually, a butterfly. I put the trap in a patch of long grass and it attracted a Meadow Brown.

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