Saturday, October 19th 2013

Yesterday in the damp but not too cold weather this moth was found sitting on the notice board outside the Field Centre.  It is one of the Epirrita species of moth.  On closer inspection you can see that it has, what appears to be hairs, along the edges of its wings.   

Epirrita sp of moth

It will be interesting to look at other moths to see if they too have this feature.  Many have furry bodies and hairy legs, like this Canary-shouldered Thorn.

Canary-shouldered Thorn

Green-brindled Crescent moths not only have furry bodies but furry striped legs.

Green-brindled Crescent


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