A friend came round for a catch up on the Tuesday, and left me their moth trap to see what species are around in my area of Inverness-shire (the Black Isle, North).
I have always been interested in moths, more than butterflies. The amount of different types, sizes and shapes are unbelievable, and most folk are completely unaware of them around us.
Below are three images of a few moths from the week before this, on a Friday morning.
Which will of been attracted to the light above them during the night. Whilst I was walking past I couldn't help but noticed the large Poplar Hawk-moth, quite a common moth, but still beautiful. Along with two White Ermines. (quick iPhone shots)
As I looked in the trap early the next morning, I was rather pleased with the turn out for a first go. I knew I probably wouldn't get a hawk moth, due to the weather conditions, but still.
Some I have named, but others I'm yet to identify, so please feel free to share you're opinions!
A Beautiful Golden - Autographa Pulchrina
A lovely White Ermine
Until next time,