Wednesday, 16 July 2014

This Drinker is no Piss-Artist.

My outside loo moth trap has turned up a Drinker, named I understand, because its caterpillar is thought by some to drink the dew that accumulates on early morning grasses. It's quite likely without foundation but the name will remain nonetheless.
A few other species also became transfixed by the artificial light and I was rather taken by what I think is an Early Thorn this moth parks itself up just as you would expect a Butterfly to settle.
If you would like to have a guess at the other unnamed moths please help yourself.
The Oxon Feather.
                                           The Drinker
                                           Early Thorn.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Barry, moths 3, 6, 7 &11 are all Ribband Wave; 5 & 10 are Muslin Footman; 9 is a Wainscot species. Hope this helps.