Tuesday, 17 May 2016

highlights of moth trap

It turned out to be quite cold overnight. We started to pick up in the number of moths with the warmth. Then numbers decrease in the cold.
So, in the trap this morning were 6 species, 9 individuals ;
Brimstone, Early Grey, Bright-line Brown-eye, Treble Lines, Cinnabar and the new one was.......

 Spectacle !
How amazing is this ?! So aptly named!!

Side on view of the Spectacle moth

And another view of it!

Also in the trap was a large bumble bee! Appropriately named Large Red-tailed Bumblebee. It was very cold and in a sleepy state. I carefully released on some fragrant flowers in the garden where there were several bees hanging around last week.

I would like to post about trees soon, weather and time permitting. Keep a look out for it.
Thanks for reading.

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