Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Upstairs, downstairs

The weather continues treacherous, so no trapping. But the moths have done the sensible thing and come indoors. Here's a Copper Underwing (or possibly a Svensson's Copper Underwing, sorry) which chose a very dodgy place to perch: the cord on one of our bedroom sash windows. Luckily, the rain was such that the window stayed shut. My political collaborator in the moth world, Michael Meadowcroft, is also playing host to visitors. Here's a Large Yellow Underwing which appeared on his back door. As I mentioned last time he sent me a moth, Michael swapped the Housev of Commons, where he was Liberal MP for West Leeds, for a job running elections in new democracies. I am working on him to promote the moth as a symbol for parties on the ballot paper. They could each have a different one - yellow, blue and red and green.


Jax said...

Now that's a fine idea. Go for
Yellow Shell, Blue-bordered Carpet, Red Carpet and Frosted Green. Much more fun than rosettes! There could be an election condition imposed which states that potential candidates should have caught the party emblem before they can be elected :o)

MartinWainwright said...

Hi Jax!

A very excellent condition indeed. I'm seeing Michael shortly and will put it to him. Btw is it a Copper Underwing or a Svensson's?