Monday, 23 May 2022

Light Emerald


 All the moths we see are stunning, but occasionally one comes along in the trap that is even more special. I think that this Light Emerald moth deserves a post all of its own. Hand on heart I have done nothing bar sharpen the image slightly and crop it. That colour and shading....opening the trap the morning after it's set is like opening a box of jewels. You never know what gems will be in there [or sometimes it's completely empty]. We struck gold yesterday!

Arilx

4 comments:

  1. That is so very pretty and we are so completely unaware that such gems even exist in places where we have lived (and thought we kept our eyes alert for nature's treasures.

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    1. Neither did I. These ones are a very 1930s shade of green. Arilx

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    1. It was such a pleasure to find it. I think the name is absolutely perfect. Arilx

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