The lamp shone bravely, though, and attracted three caddis fly plus an assortment of predictable moths: Common Quakers, Hebrew Characters and a Brindled Beauty. But there was also the pretty Powdered Quaker, above. Its name defies the simple traditions of the Society of Friends who have never been big on make-up. But it's a very pretty moth, I think they'd agree.
A Pale Pinion came for the second time this year, below. An interesting feature of this moth is that it emerges in the Autumn, overwinters in a hiding place under loose bark or in stone wall crevices, and then re-emerges in the Spring when it mates. It has two completely different diets, thank to this life cycle. In the Autumn it sups from over-ripe blackberries and ivy flowers. At this time of the year, it dines off catkins.
|And again, from the side|