Friday, July 24, 2015

Despicable him...

Here is a little drab micro moth I caught the other night in the garden. Its 1365 Pyrausta despicata. Most of its relatives in this country are pink and purple with gold and black flashes, but here we make do with despicata. Even its name sounds poor.

Regardless of image, this little fella is a very rare species in Northumberland with only four records in total, the last away from my garden was in 1976. This is my second after one in 2013.

2 comments:

Ian Doyle said...

Nice find Stewart.

amanda peters said...

I would have past this moth of as been something else that had lost it's pattern, perhaps that's why they are not to common as they get missed for looking (sorry) a little drab...
Amanda xx