Friday, 25 June 2010
Two fingers from a Snout moth here. They are palps, rather than fingers, but since these curious little instruments have all sorts of uses, both known and suspected and including 'feeling', the word 'fingers' is not perhaps completely inaccurate. There were two Snouts in the trap this morning, another indicator of the seasons' gradual passing. A Peach Blossom slumbered nearby along with two hawks, an Elephant and a Poplar, several Large Yellow Underwings, a tattered Peppered moth (in contrast to two almost-perfect ones yesterday) and lots of the small brown brethren. Among these was this trio, which look slightly different but are all Marbled Minors (at least I am pretty sure they are - except, see Ben's helpful comment, the one on the right is a Middle-barred Minor, new for me, though prob on grounds of my ignorance rather that its absence). I slid in the little wild geranium to add extra colour and interest. Cheating, eh.