Friday, 9 September 2016

Canary-shouldered Thorn moth, Ennomos alniaria.

This is a real prize for me, a first in our garden. A Canary shouldered Thorn - Ennomos alniaria. It was on our doorstep this morning, perfect for photography. It was cold and let me move it safely after I'd finished. I had to be quick, it started to vibrate its wings when I disturbed it. I had a vision of our cat Ruskin grabbing it.






5 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Wow that's a cracker and nice photos! Not seen one of those...yet...

AndyC said...

Great moths , not rare around here but very striking moths..

Gordon Jackson said...

Thanks David, the photos turned out well, I was pleased. Such a nice moth.

Andy, It's strange how whenever I read in books they say a moth is common, I end up wondering why I've not seen one yet.

AndyC said...

I think its because they get a lot of data from people who run moth traps . These lights draw in moths from a great distance ,, where as an outside light may get one or two a night / week in the UK...

Gordon Jackson said...

Ah, that will teach me to rely on 40 watt long life, low energy bulb!