Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Tuesday 1st January 2008


I was delighted with our trip to Chestnut Centre, Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park on Sunday but I only downloaded the pictures from one camera before doing my blog post. It was therefore with a deal of anticipation that I recalled today that I had taken a couple on my other camera and found this moth which had been perched on the glass of one of the cages. I was reasonably sure when I took the photo that it was a new species for me but such thoughts are not uncommon, only to be dashed when checking the literature shows the creature to be another form of a common species. In this case it was a new one – the November Moth (Epirrita dilutata). This brings my total number of macro-moths to 259 species.

1 comment:

  1. I'll take your word for it that it is a November Moth as a) I've never seen one before and b) either the photo is blurry or I need my eyes testing again!


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