Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Crocallis Elinguaria

I don't tend to go out looking for moths at night, not because I wouldn't enjoy it but because it would probably not go down well with Bryony who really doesn't like moths at all. This means that I really don't know how many different species we get in the garden but this Scalloped Oak (Crocallis Elinguaria) that was hiding by the bins the other week is one I haven't seen in the garden before.

Having done a little gardening yesterday I can also say with some confidence that we will again have lots of Cinnabar moths next year as there are very hungry caterpillars everywhere.

By the way I'm not sure why I started using the Latin names of the moths for the post titles but if it is annoying people let me know and I'll switch back to their more common names.
21 August 2012 at 13:30 , ADRIAN said...

I'm not sure if you aren't but it doesn't worry me.
It's a beautiful moth.

9 September 2012 at 21:54 , GB said...

I have enough difficulty remembering the common name not to worry which you use in the title.

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