Monday, 23 September 2013

Brown is the colour


The garden MV has not been a hot bed of activity for the past few days. The catches have been OK in number but diversity has been sadly lacking. But a theme has been obvious, that of the colour brown. Each egg box has had the same old, same old... Large Yellow Underwing, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Square-spot Rustic, Flounced Rustic, Pale Mottled Willow - none of them moths to titillate the optic nerves. Even this mornings highlight, the garden's fifth Buttoned Snout, is brown - and it flew away before I could take a picture. But, as if to prove that all beige is not bland, the number of Lunar Underwings (above) are increasing. I don't know what has happened to all of the local 'sallow' moths, but this autumn has been poor for them so far.

2 comments:

  1. Yes Steve, It seems to me that other than a few exceptions, the main 'mothing season' (if you can call it that) starts and ends the colour brown!

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  2. Unfortunately the 'Brown Caps' couldn't avoid relegation Jerry!

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