Then there was a funny which I had meant to add to my last post but didn't get round to it, but it's far more suited to this post, so if moths bore you then scroll down to the last two pics!
This time I thought to bring in some Liquidambar leaves so I could shoot them on a colourful background, but many moths refused to play ball and either flew off or stayed put in their egg cartons. Never mind.
|This was my favourite, The Sprawler (Asteroscopus sphinx).|
|And again, The Sprawler (Asteroscopus sphinx).|
|This is a Yellow-line Quaker (Agrochola macilenta).|
Some were sleepy in the egg cartons and took a lot of encouragement to come out for a photo. I'm out of touch with the IDing so I am not sure I've got the right ID for this; all the others I identified at the time and keyworded the names into my database (thank goodness for that!).
|Not wanting to come out of the the egg carton - I think this may be a Lunar Underwing?|
|The same moth encouraged to come out onto a leaf - possibly a Lunar Underwing?|
|Scarce Umber (Agriopis aurantiaria).|
|This one falls into the the category 'I don't have a clue'.|
|A pale or worn out version of a Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria).|
|A fresh, darker specimen of Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria).|
|Both Feathered Thorn and The Sprawler doing what moths do best. Sleeping. :-)|
As for the next one... well I haven't been using my breadmaker very much (or even doing much cooking) over the last year, so my seeds and grains haven't been used much. I was a bit surprised then to see this little chap or chapess in the airtight container where I keep my sesame seeds.... of course it was dead, due to the container. I was going to be brave and just carry on using the sesame seeds until I looked a bit closer and saw a lot of webby stuff and some lumps in amongst the grains - ugh, no thanks! Chucked the lot and then when I got my new unopened pack of sesame seeds out they were marked best before 2013!! So I dread to think how old the ones I chucked were. No wonder things were hatching out. :-) But the new packet was fine so got used.
|Let's called this one the Sesame Moth, although I am sure |
it was saying "Open Sesame" before it expired, poor thing. ;-)
|It wasn't very big, which is a good thing as I didn't want to see any grubs in the seeds!!|
It could very well be Indian Mealmoth which get inside all sorts of seeds and grains, although my specimen looks like a very worn out version. Perhaps it's been dead for a long time!
As usual, if you spot any errors in my IDing then please do let me know.