03 June, 2010

Fluffy Moths

Fluffy Moths...

When it comes to fluffy moths, I can't get enough of them. You know the ones... little balls of fluff that would probably make the best pillows in the world. With the mild weather over the last few weeks, I've been catching plenty of 'em in my state of the art trapping gizmo... although some people call it a plank of wood with a bulb down the middle...

Probably the fluffiest moth I've ever caught... the Pale Tussock. Basically a piece of fluff with wings.


Another fluffy moth... the White Ermine (sorry about the unsightly fingers)...


Not so fluffy, but still very pretty... the Maiden's Blush...


Again, not as fluffy, but there is something about the Treble Lines that really makes it so eyecatching. It's so simple, but yet so beautiful.


This moth trapping thing really is addictive. You never know what might appear... it's like Christmas morning, every morning!

For more on moths and mothing in Surrey, have a look at the Surrey Moths & Butterflies Blog, which I set up last month.

4 comments:

kirstallcreatures said...

Lovely pics of the Pale Tussock and White Ermine Bill, Ive yet to see either. Linda

GRAMPS said...

Hi Bill. Good one and yes, they are lovely things. Have visited your new joint blog and noted that you are the admin man inter alia. I was tempted to post a comment but thought that you would be embarrassed by having me make the first posting. Very professional and good luck to you and the other guys on the team.

Rob said...

Hi Bill , really impressive photos , i have not been to a moth trapping session for along time , i will have to make the effort , atb Rob

JRandSue said...

Fab blog,fab moths,well done.
John.

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