|Brown-tail, Euproctis chrysorrhoea|
The Wood Whites won! Though it was an honourable defeat for the Light Brigade - the Glanville Fritillaries - as points were even. Its just that the gallant WWs found two more species.
I liked this from Comments: Isn't it lovely seeing all these butterflies again?
Last September I was getting all excited at seeing just a couple of Small Heaths, so poor the summer had been. This year I've had my identification skills taxed (and woefully exposed) seeing quite a number of Fritillaries. I have no idea what species they are, but I don't care. What joy!
Yes. Isn't that why Jehovah made butterflies so lovely - to give us joy? They are like flying flowers.
Moths too. One of our moth babies just hatched. We found him on the lampshade yesterday. I could see his/her lovely white ruff. He flew out during the night as we had all the windows open, so the difficult hours of his (or her?) adolescence went by in our sleep, which seems rather a good arrangement.
Catherine and Rob are coming for lunch today.