Monday, 21 July 2008


Here's a couple of Large Yellow Underwings coyly hiding in the eggbox this morning. They squeeze into the cones - the only moths in my limited experience to have this habit. Click on the pic to see their beady eyes and hairy legs in monstrous detail. Quite a few other moths in the trap, in spite of a cold night. Light Emeralds, various 'waves' which have big wings and delicate patterns like those which the tide leaves on the sand, and a Snout. I really wanted to photo him (or her) to show you the long, turned-up 'nose' but the only picture I got was blurred. The moth was wide awake and jump and scooted off high up into a hedge. I suspect he or she'll be back.

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