Do moths buzz about all night like busy human beings during the day? Is their life one of constant nectar-sipping, mating and bat evasion? Not judging by this sleepy Poplar Grey which is my new record-holder for a really long kip.
I discovered it slumbering next to the smart, darker Coronet on the right, plus an attendant micro, when I went out to the trap at around 7am the other day. Normally I'm careful to tuck all the moths out of the way in vegetation after inspecting them, to keep them safe from birds, but I sometimes forget about the ones which have chosen to doze on the trap itself. So when I went back at 8pm to sort the light out for another night, the PG was still there, slightly differently positioned but still dead to the world.
While on the subject of grey moths, I am still trying to puzzle out this last one, which I have provisionally and rather sadly entitled 'Grey Moth'. Is it a Knot Grass? Or a Sycamore? Or, embarrassingly, even another Poplar Grey?