|Snuggling up to a Common Marbled Carpet - a positively Farrow and Ball sense of colour matching. There were about 50 other moths in the trap, including Frosted Orange, Setaceous Hebrew Character and plenty of Large Yellow Underwings|
Lots of moths yesterday; just one featured this morning, but what a cracker! This is the Green-brindled Crescent, an autumn moth making its debut for me in Oxfordshire although its relatives used to call around this time of the year back in Leeds.
I photographed this one in various types of light, from outdoors on a misty morning - the first two - to indoors - first under a lamp, then with a head-torch illuminating the moth (you might have enjoyed the specatcle of my antics) and finally on a windowsill. In the last three, note that the colouring of our ancient Early Times mini-chest-of-drawers with William Morris's Strawberry Thief design has long ago lost its original green. It's now a blueish colour, again because of the effects of light. Early Times, too, has faded; indeed its shops have sadly gone altogether.
Tomorrow, the spider and the fly. Be afraid...