Monday, 1 September 2008
Thin red line
Moths' names are often inspired but difficult to fathom. I've got a whole stack of winter evenings lined up to research some of the ones I've described since May. No problem here, however. This is the Bloodvein and it's easy to see why. I'm sorry the picture is a bit blurred but the moth led me a merry dance. I was all lined up to photograph it in the trap, but when I moved its eggbox, it fluttered off. I followed it to this honeysuckle but had to stand on tiptoes to get the camera close enough. Result, blurr. But I hope the vein is clear enough. There are plenty of other 'bodypart' moths, including an impressive range of Ears.