A wildlife diary of the western Isle Of Wight's beautiful countryside!
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?
Hebrew Character - 1.
Early Grey - 1.