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 http://www.northumberlandmoths.org.uk/ 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.
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