This bulletin is a week old because I didn't have time to write it before we left for what proved to be one amazing, heatwave week beside the sea on the Cardigan/Ceredigion coast. More of our adventures there tomorrow, but meanwhile here's a lovely selection of moths which arrived the day after P's birthday, on the 17th July.
My favourite is the lovely Beautiful China-mark, above, a very well-named micro-moth whose official Linnaean title I had better add, since that is the form for micros: Nymphula nitidulata. Not as evocative but attractive in its own way; maybe sounds like a Greek or Italian nightclub singer.
Next we have a similarly delicate moth but a macro this time, although not a lot bigger than the BC-m: a
|A Common Emerald|
|Not sure but think it's a Dark Umber female|
|Lesser Cream Wave|
|Vapourer - an eye-catching moth whose caterpillar I found a year or two ago on the big walnut which is home to our grandchildren's treehouse.|
|The chunky micro Calamatropha paludella|
|I think that this is a Large Twin-spot Carpet snuggling up towards another Muslin Footman|
|A second generation Early Thorn alongside a September Thorn (which starts flying in July in spite of its name)|