23 August 2013

Brimstone Moth drying its wings

Taken 22:34

 Taken 22:38

Taken 22:48

I came across this Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) on the path from Pilton Green to Foxhole Slade at about 10:30pm. In addition to the obvious expansion of the wings it's interesting to note how much the abdomen has expanded.

I returned just before dawn the following morning and found it still in the same place clearly having made no attempt to fly during it's first night as an adult.

1 comment:

Barry Stewart said...

That's what you call pristine! Really nice shots Hugh.