Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Moths to light

On warmer nights, we tend to find more moths (and flies, etc.) attracted to light. These two species are both new to me.

Firstly, Least Black Arches - Nola confusalis - a tiny moth no more than 1cm. long:


And Yellow-barred Brindle - Acasis viretata. The fresh green colour fades very quickly to yellow.


These species are both associated with broadleaf trees and hedgerows.

1 comment:

Pam said...

I discovered your site today, and am enjoying visiting very much.I stayed in Donegal(I'm from Australia) about thirty years ago, and still have fond memories of your town. I find small creatures and insects inspiring for my art works, and love that you have taken the time and patience to photograph these fascinating little subjects.Thanks!