Sunday, 10 April 2011

Nationally Scarce A

Welcome to the world of taking things ever so seriously - there was a moth new to me in my trap this morning, and when I found it in my copy of Waring and Townsend, I discovered it to be a Barred Tooth-stripe (Trichopteryx polycommata) - a Nationally Scarce A species, one down from red data book stuff - wow. How it got it's name escapes me completely tho'
What I don't know is just how common (or uncommon) they really are round here, probably fairly common as they seem to prefer chalk scrub - oh well, enjoy the pics

Lovely delicate moth, pics taken with 2 cameras, hence the different hues!

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