Sunday, 21 June 2015
Pictures of the same old moth keep turning up on moth blogs all over the country. Catching a Bordered Straw is old hat, now. To be really in with the in-crowd you have to catch a second one on a different date in a different place. Like this one (naturally). If it's remarkable at all it is because this came to my garden which, as a general rule I don't think of as much of a migrant-magnet, probably because it is surrounded by trees.
More photogenic, I think, is this Six-belted Clearwing, which pleasantly surprised me by turning up in my sweep-net at 'my' A41 layby near Drayton Beauchamp, while I was looking for Dichroramphas.