Friday, 5 June 2015

More Mug Shots

Muslin Moth, Diaphora mendica.  Erebidae.   Hayes, 14 May 2015.
Muslin Moth, Diaphora mendica.  Erebidae.   Hayes, 14 May 2015.
 This Muslin Moth is a sort of Stan Laurel moth with a fetching tuft of hair; but it has no hands to run through it. 

Early Grey, Xylocampa areola.  Noctuidae.   Hayes, 24 March 2015.
Early Grey, Xylocampa areola.  Noctuidae.   Hayes, 24 March 2015.
The Early Grey lives up to its name; it is one of the first species to appear in the trap each year.  It does not have comb-like antennae, and like a lot of the Noctuidae it tucks them out of the way when at rest.

Yellow-barred Brindle, Acasis viretata.  Geometridae.   Hayes, 25 May 2015.
Yellow-barred Brindle, Acasis viretata.  Geometridae.   Hayes, 25 May 2015.
The Geometridae do not generally make good subjects for this kind of photo.  They look spindly and often unwell.  This Yellow-barred Brindle (which only appears yellow when it is old) is a fair example, and actually looks better than most.
Herald, Scoliopteryx libatrix.  Erebidae.   Hayes, 11 May 2015.
Herald, Scoliopteryx libatrix.  Erebidae.   Hayes, 11 May 2015.
This Herald, on the other hand, looks very smart, with those bright white dots highlighting the base of its antennae and some parts of its wings. 

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