Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Trapping in the Rain

Despite the rain yesterday evening I decided to run the trap in my central Oxford garden as at least it was rather warm. In the event I only had 1 Brimstone, 1 Bee Moth, 1 Muslin and 1 Least Black Arches to show for my efforts. However, the main point of interest was inside my house where I came across what I think is a Clouded-bordered Brindle, freshly emerged and still inflating its wings. I've no idea how it got indoors, whether it came in as a caterpillar on someone's clothing but it was fascinating to watch the wings inflate. I released it in the back garden once it was fully formed.

Adam Hartley

partially inflated wings...
...and fully inflated

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