Sunday, 2 March 2014

Beyond the trap

The first of the year's 'non-trap moths' have arrived: both Dotted Borders but in different circumstances. Penny is the Eagle-eye Junior-spy of our family and she spotted this one - topside above, underwings below - on the handily transparent glass panes of our hew front door which has a slightly wonky but evidently moth-attracting old lamp above it.

Then this morning, after finding only a solitary Common Quaker among the eggboxes, I remembered to check the grass and bushes surrounding the lamp. Lo and behold, a second Dotted Border was lurking among some brambles. Here it is.

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