Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Blood-vein

This is a common moth and easy to recognise. It has a red/pink 'vein' running across all four wings, with a red/pink fringe around the edges. Hence Blood-vein moth, Timandra griseata
The moth trap for this one was the house: just switch some lights on and open the windows! The place is full of moths.
Moths have great names. It seems that butterflies once had equally ornate Victorian appellations but somehow popularity has lead to a sort of dumbing down of the more outlandish ones. Take the Streaked Golden Hog, for example (30th June). 

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