It's the last day of May and this Maybug turned up to acknowledge the fact, saluting the departing month from the rim of the rain shield. He or she accepted a brief photo session patiently, waggling those most excellent antennae and fiddling with one of his or her armoured wing cases. Then like some doomed rival to the helicopter on a Leonardo da Vinci notepad, he or she whirred off into the branches of a plum tree, undisturbed by my vigilant robin.
The moths had a good shape this morning too: the V-bomber outline of three Snouts, two of which were also anxious to depart, but this one stayed long enough for a picture. Another newcomer for the year was the sleekly groomed Wainscot of some kind, probably Common, shown below.
Sorry to be vague about that at this stage, but I am going to have to update its ID and that of the following moths later. Morning tea calls and then there's a busy day ahead. So here for now are the other motghs-of-interest from the 150 or so in the trap this morning - busy days. The first needs no research - its Figure of Eighty looks as clear as if a signwriter had been at work. But if you know the others, please let me know too. Have a lovely weekend in any event.
|Micro time - a session with Sterling, Parsons & Lewington's Bible will crack this|
|No doubt a Common Rustic, but I must check|
|A great big graceful moth - one of the Beauties?|
|A Rivulet I think, with some tiny comnpanions|
|One of the Carpets. Where's my book?|
|Isn't this one a nice colour?|
|Probably a Lychnis but I must do a Campion check|
|Middle-barred Minor, I think|
|Interesting and new. I will consult the Bible over tea|
|One of the Pugs. But which?|