Monday, December 24, 2012

Winter Moth

I thought I'd finished recording garden moths for 2012 a few months back, so I was pleasantly surprised to come across this Winter Moth on the door pane last night! Admittedly, it's been relatively mild, but this wee beastie can actually survive sub-zero temperatures due to a chemical in its blood that acts like antifreeze.

A drab creature with a colourful life history!

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