Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Windy

Much less windy this morning, so we set out for longer walk around the countryside.  Small branches and twigs had falling from the trees as we walked along and the footpaths and the roads were strewn with the leafy debris of the past few days.  A couple of photos today, taken a few days ago.  I was curious to find out what this little moth was, sitting on a Lime leaf and looking very shiny.
It shone a brilliant, bronze colour in the sunshine, looking almost metallic.  At about half an inch long, it was fairly inconspicuous despite it's colour.  Turns out, it is called Adela reaumurella, one of many Horned Moths found in Britain - but you have to look carefully.
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