Sunday, July 26, 2015

Buff Ermine

I had planned to post this an hour ago and go to bed early but once again distractions prevented it. This time overseeing a software update (I use Ubuntu as my operating system, which is fantastic) which took rather longer than expected.
But enough non-natural tittle-tattle. This is a gorgeous beauty from the other night's moth trapping: a Buff Ermine, Spilosoma luteum. It's not as spotty as some but could only really be confused with the White Ermine or possibly the Muslin Moth. It is very common, but never dull.
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