Thursday, 18 June 2015

Brimstone Moth

17th June.  Whilst I'm not into trapping moths and my knowledge of them would struggle to fill the back of a postage stamp I do take an interest in anything wild in my garden and on patch.  Last night as I sprinkled water on one of the plants in the garden a moth took exception to having a shower and flew off, but not very far, allowing me to get this image in rather poor light.  I note that it is a Brimstone Moth Opisthogaptis luteollata (try saying that after you've had a pint).

Any thoughts of having a moth twitch within my small garden were immediately dashed when I checked and found that there are 4,578 records for Northumberland of 10,389 individuals from 392 different sites.  A nice moth anyway and my 'moth list' will be hitting double figures soon if I'm not careful.

I've also come to the conclusion that I now need to take the macro photography forward, I've probably said this before.


  1. I need to put my macro lens away again Brian. The weather & light went downhill quickly as soon as i got it out for the butterflies & dragons three weeks ago !!! I even screwed the weather up in Kent !!!!

    1. Ha I know what you mean John I thought I was going to have to put the central heating back on midweek! However, I have to say you've been doing OK with the macro images.

  2. It has a nice blend of colours. I don't think I've come across it before.