Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Stag night

Since I have become interested in moths I have got into the habit of turning the porch light on for half an hour before I go to bed, to see if anything is attracted. I did this on Monday night, and it soon turned into a stag night, with this striking Antler Moth attracted to my simple moth lure.

Antler Moth

Though a slightly bedgralled specimen, it is a beautiful insect all the same and it did not pose too much of an identification challenge. The moth is so named bacause of the white antler-shaped markings on each forewing, but the whole appearance is rather splendid. Before too long the moth was vibrating its wings to prepare for its escape.

Antler Moth

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