Monday, 14 July 2008
Vive la Republique!
Bonjour! It's Bastille Day, so here is a beautiful moth with a French name - the Scarce Merveille du Jour (© Rob Petley-Jones from the ever excellent website www.ukmoths.org.uk). I've also found a beautiful green moth, and for once not in the light trap. This (below) is a Green Silver Lines which was roosting on my Mum's door when I went to collect her to have supper with us. We hastily made a collecting box out of a cheesy biscuit packet to nab it and take it home for photographing. Thus has the ditsribution of the species in Leeds been slightly affected by our domestic events. It's a female (the male has pink edges to the wings), so we may have started a colony here. If you have a porch light, btw, check for moths such as my Mum's, especially at this time of year.