Wednesday, 19 August 2009

In the heat of the night

Another warm night (unheard of!) -
Since everyone else seems to be catching moths I thought I'd see what happens when some golden syrup is drizzled near an outside light.

Sure enough, bugs arrive, even though the syrup coursing down the drainpipe looks like Castrol GTX. I shall not attempt any identification, since I took the Observer's Book of Moths back to the library in bewilderment.
Aha - I know that's a lacewing!And what do they call you, boy?

They call me Mister Tibbs

OK guys, it's quite interesting when sitting out of an evening, but I'll leave it to you.


NW Nature Nut said...

"I took the Observer's Book of Moths back to the library in bewilderment."--this made me laugh! I understand.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Kingsdowner. The moth in the top photo looks like a Shuttle-shaped Dart and the yellow one is a Brimstone Moth.

Kingsdowner said...

Thanks for the comment Michele, it makes it all worthwhile.

And thanks for the ID Dean, but I'm not going to get drawn into the mothing fun. Apart from anything else, the wife would not like pots of moths in the fridge!

Warren Baker said...

Getting the ID right is one thing, remembering the names is another!