Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A moth with a plan


A snail's journey across the lid of a wheelie bin

Square-spotted Clay
Square-spotted Clay
Not many moths at all today, but one was pretty good. It goes by the unassuming name of Square-spotted Clay, and it's brown and not at all spectacular. But it's a moth with a plan, its own Biodiversity Action Plan. It eve has its own Butterfly Conservation PDF and there's lots of info about it on ARKive.

I'm quite pleased with that. Thanks to everyone who I annoyed with questions about its identity.

The moth list...

  • Setaceous Hebrew Character, 5
  • Straw Underwing, 4
  • Flame Shoulder, 2

One each of

  • Black Arches
  • Common Wainscot
  • Dark/Red-barred Twin-spot Carpet
  • Dingy Footman
  • Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
  • Lesser Swallow Prominent
  • Purple Bar
  • Riband Wave
  • Scalloped Oak
  • Silver Y
  • Square-spotted Clay
  • The Dun-bar

photos taken with Canon Powershot A640

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