Sunday, April 1, 2012

Last Night's Moths

Only a few moths in the trap when I looked this morning, but it did include another new one for the year:

It's a male Muslin Moth (Diaphora mendica). That grey colour makes it look very delicate and refined. The female is white with the same dark markings.

The fingernail isn't impressive...but the antennae certainly are. Are males like this with very feathery antennae able to lock onto females from much further afield compared to those species with threadlike antennae?

Other moths:
Hebrew Character - 1.
Early Grey - 1.


  1. You have very interesting looking bugs at your place!

  2. Hi Evelyn,
    I never cease to be amazed at the variety, though my favourite subject is the various mammal species!