Monday, 30 April 2007

Puss Moth and friend!

A couple of interesting moths were attracted to the trap last night. Above is a Puss Moth. They are strange moths with almost transparent wings and a wingspan of 62-80mm. The caterpillar is an even more bizarre looking creature with a long "tail", they feed on poplars and willows.

Smaller and less spectacular, but still. I think, a striking looking moth, is the Brindled Beauty. The caterpillars look like small twigs, with some yellow dots on them, and they "loop" along the branches of the trees they feed on (many species are used).

1 comment:

Helen Suzanne said...

superb photography of the wild life Tony.