Sunday, 24 May 2009

The merry month

Well it's May, and you're a Maybug, and you meet another Maybug... At least, I think that's what is going on here. I tip-toed away and photographed the other eggbox residents: a fine Peppered Moth, several littlies which I need to identify, plus today's pictured ones: a nice Buff Ermine and two Spectacled moths holding an owlish conclave. They were outnumbered by other Maybugs (aka Cockchafers) but it was a cold night. This morning is lovely by contrast. We look set for a fine day. It won't be the Maybugs' only one in this world, incidentally. The belief that they live just for one day is offbeam; usually they manage five or six weeks. They are also a good counter-indicator of pollution because they like things to be clean. So that's good news for Leeds and my garden.

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