Four new arrivals last night amid the positive souk of Green Carpets which flourish in this part of the world. Every time I walk past our hawthorn hedge in the daytime, three or four flutter out and there were 14 in the trap this morning, some vivid green, others faded.
|Micro number one|
|Micro number two|
Anne Boleyn had no breeches to wear
So King bought a sheepskin and made her a pair
Leather side out and woolly side in
Eeeh! It were warm in summer for Anne Boleyn
The Pale Tussock wears its breeches the correct, woolly side out. This one is a male, denoted by its orangey-brown antennae and smaller size than the female, even though it's a good sturdy insect in its own right. As with pubs in days gone by, it's the men who go out at night and are attracted by light. The females are more demure. My Moth Bible adds that the species, although still common, was very widespread in our hopfields until the arrival of insecticide - so much so, that it was nick-named the 'Hop Dog'.
|I can see a smiley face with a wink. Can you?|
Lovely weather here at the moment. Hope also with you.