Monday, 6 June 2011
What have you been on?
The Brimstone is a common moth but very lovely in its colouring. You may well see it out and about by day, if you brush past a rowan or hawthorn. Follow it to its resting place, however, and you may be impressed at how subtly that bright colouring disappears and the slightly more pastel underwing looks just like a dying leaf. Brimstones are somewhat feckless in their breeding habits, like humans but unlike most, highly predictable UK moths, and consequently may be seen on the wing almost any time from Spring to late autumn.