Sunday, 9 October 2016

Shades of Green

Three of my favourite moth visited last night. The trap was on the highest point in our garden (the ramparts of a fort I'm building for the grandchildren) but I don't know if this helped. I always longed to see a Merveille du Jour in Leeds but never did, though a friend had them regularly in Scarborough. Down here, my first and only one in 2013 came on October 16/17, my first (of several) in 2014 came on October 9/10 and last year, my first (again of several) was on October 10/11.  Consistency, eh. Here's one of them again, left, discussing things dozily with an ichneumon wasp, followed by what I think is be a Large Wainscot, below:

I told the MdJs to head for Westcott as I released them, Dave.

Martin Wainwright, Thrupp, Oxon

1 comment:

  1. Thanks very much indeed, Martin - it worked! Merveille du Jour has now been added to this year's Westcott list. Should you see any passing Death's Head Hawk-moths, perhaps you could try your hand at 'moth-whispering' again!!


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