Monday, 23 September 2013

Canary-shouldered Thorn

When I was sorting out the moth trap this morning I nearly missed this Canary-shouldered Thorn, a fantastic looking moth. I thought it was a honeysuckle flower that had fallen off the bush next to the trap. For a Thorn it was surprisingly happy to sit and have its photo taken. Other interesting moths included 2 more L-album Wainscot, this time I managed to improve on my other photo effort with this moth. Mallow, Autumnal Rustic and feathered Brindle were all new moths for the trap.
The fabulous Canary-shouldered Thorn

L-album Wainscot

On the fence near the trap was a real surprise, the rare micro moth
Ethmia Bipunctella

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