Friday, 26 April 2013

A plume flowing in the wind!

I don't know whether to be pleased or disappointed as there were only 16 moths in the trap. There were however 4 other moths, of which 2 were on the outside of the trap and 2 were on the house wall some 10 metres from the trap. The 2 on the outside of the trap were Pugs and one of them was  Double-striped, which is a first for me here, though not for the Strettons.

The two on the house wall were an Early Thorn and the other was what is defined in the title. If you were expecting a plume moth you will be disappointed. The above dictionary definition refers to a streamer, and as you will see below, the Streamer is a very pretty moth. Its colour will gradually fade over the next few days.


The total count of 20 moths represented 11 species, but to date, one of these remains unidentified -
here is a photo - the moth is very worn and I have a good idea of what it might be, but I shall put the photo on one of the Moth Group sites and ask for help.

To be identified
 And just for luck, a Double-striped Pug

Double-striped Pug

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