|Elephant Hawk Moth|
|Small Elephant Hawk Moth|
|2 of the 11 buff ermine moths|
|The elephant hawk moth hidden away safely in the bushes|
|Small elephant hawk moth looking lovely feeding on the flowers ...|
|... and now he's a sparrow's lunch! How guilty did I feel!!|
We also caught a waved black, which is a nationally scarce moth whose caterpillars feed on fungi.
The other highlight from the trap this morning was a mayfly, a relative of the dragonfly, with beautiful wings and a long three pronged tail.
A few of this mornings other moths ...
|Barred straw - with its bottom stuck up in the air|
|Beautiful hook tip|
|Brimstone moth and a marbled coronet|
|A brown-line bright-eye (not to be confused with a bright-line brown-eye)|