Wednesday, 8 July 2009
A few more visitors from recent days - ones I've been puzzling over in vain, so I finally turned to Jax of Yorkshire Butterfly Conservation (see link to the left, above). She's kindly identified them for me as a Marbled Beauty, above and very well-named, a Clouded Silver and a Bordered White (the nearest one on the right with the silver streak on its brown wings).
I should have got the last one, on account of its butterfly-habit of resting with its wings folded above its body, which is described in Waring, Townsend and Lewington. But in typical journalist's fashion, my eye skimmed only over the pictures of its topwings, which as you can see from the micro-pic,
look completely different (and account for the moth's name). Fear not, I am learning...