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Friday, 14 July 2017
More garden moths at Pwll
I`d planned to `trap out` somewhere last night but, as often happens, I ran out of time and was tired after a day`s slog, so out went the garden traps as a compromise.
The usual `seasonal gang` were present this morning, though the contents were not without interest.
Above: best of the bunch was this barred rivulet, a moth that occurs on nearby coastal grassland.
Above: scarce burnished brass, a scarce moth nationally - hence its vernacular name. I get it with reasonable frequency and its food-plant, hemp agrimony, grows in my garden.
Above: I`ve never given any thought as to why this moth was called the Chinese character but if you look carefully at the grey, central area (click on pic to enlarge), you`ll see why. It is, of course, an effective bird dropping mimic.