Monday, August 02, 2010

Small Ranunculus


My yields of moths have so far been rather low; but I have only been trapping in our garden for a week, so I can't expect massive drama straight away. However, just to keep the motivation up, it is great to find something tasty. Today, we had two tasty treats: Pebble Prominent, a big, furry legged thing (see post above), and a little beauty, with a lichen-like pattern which required the mighty Brian 'The Natural' Stone to confirm: Small Ranunculus. This is a decently rare moth on a national scale, though apparently Peterborough is a little bit of a hotspot for them.

2 comments:

sarah said...

We also moth trap in Peterborough and had one of these on 9th July. http://mollyblobs.blogspot.com/2010/07/small-ranunculus.html

BW said...

Thanks for the comment, Sarah, and also the link to your excellent blog, which I am thoroughly enjoying browsing.
Mike