|Epiphyas postvittana cosying up to macro Blair's Shoulder-knot|
The last ten days have seen a sprinkling of micr-moths snuggling in the trap, the littlies of the mothy world which I do my best to admire and find interesting but without much success. It is true that some of them look marvellous via a well-focussed shot from a digital camera which is then enlarged. But the word 'some' is significant and anyway, I think the concession rather proves my point. Once you have zoomed in on one of these moths and then further enlarged the image, it is micro only in name.
I have to admit that I may also be influenced by the difficulty of identifying many of the micros. This is a problem for me with many macros, so how am I expected to cope in the Tom Thumb world? Badly, is the answer. But at least I've had a go here. Passing experts are encouraged to confirm or challenge.
|Epiphyas postvittana, or Light Brown Apple moth, on the trap's shield|
|Epiphyas postvittana on the trap's rim|
|Epiphyas postvittana on an eggbox cone|
|Acleris sparsana, just for a change|