A Mixture of Species

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

The moth trap was emptied this morning and there was a good catch for this time of year.  Seventeen Spruce Carpet moths were caught.  Angle Shades moths are beautifully coloured, especially when newly hatched.  This one was shivering before taking flight.

Angle Shades moth

A moth that did sit, more or less still, was Merville de Jour.  Notice the markings on its legs.

Merville de Jour moth

On the moor a Shaggy Inkcap was spotted, coated with dew drops.

Shaggy Inkcap

Although well into Autumn there are still flowers to be seen.  Most of the Meadow Sweet is now in seed but this flower stood out in the hedge on the moor.

Meadow Sweet


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