A Passion for Moths
This is one ofÂ the larger species of moth called the Poplar Hawk-moth Laothoe populi and it is always a thrill to catchÂ one, it has a whopping 80mm wingspan and is reasonably common here. The Hawk moth species do tend to fly later at night and are usually on the wing well after
Chinese Character (Cilix glaucata)
This moth's supposed to mimic bird poo!
(Furcula bicuspise) This macro moth is called the Alder Kitten Furcula bicuspis and is perched on the end of my finger! This is not a common moth and I may only catch one a year if I am very lucky. It has a wingspan of 35mm
Micropterix calthella These moths are very small micro moths and can be seen feeding on pollen inside a Buttercup flower. This species is called Micropterix calthella and does not have a common name. You can see literally thousands of these tiny moths along roadside verges feeding on Buttercups and other flowers in May. The wingspan is 9mm and body length around 4mm
A Celebration of Life in South Devon
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