Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Small pearl bordered fritillary,
A lovely butterfly which only differs slightly on the upperwing from pearl bordered fritillary.

small pearl bordered

pearl bordered

Day flying moths in north Lancashire,
An excellent selection of moths seen on a mostly overcast day. All the moths below new to me.

Anania funebris

Chimney sweeper

nemophora degeerella, A longhorn moth with extremely long antennae

olethreutes arcuella , a beautiful little moth with metallic like markings

Ancylis obtusana

Pyrausta cingulata on thyme

Speckled yellow doing its best to impale itself on thistle

Pyrausta aurata

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