Friday, July 24, 2015

Dot Moth

Checked the moth trap this morning and discovered more species of moth than species of butterflies I've seen in my entire life! Didn't manage to get photos of all of them but will certainly be posting many over the next few days (if I can identify them).
I'm pretty sure this is a Dot Moth, Melanchra persicariae. The photo doesn't really do it justice. 
I was thinking about attitudes towards moths as opposed to butterflies. Perhaps it's because we encounter moths more at night, in the dark, often when we find them fluttering around us at close quarters, that we are less inclined to love them?

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