A natural history and gardening blog based on our garden in Pensby, Wirral, Cheshire, but with very occasional excursions farther afield.
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.
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