02 Sep 2021 FILM DIARY
On the second day of Spring and after 33 mm of overnight rain which came from nowhere, I photographed 3 moths new to the album, a good haul at any time, which Peter Hendry promptly identified. One was a many-plumed moth which has six feather-like fronds on each fore and hind wing. The three previous plume moth species in the album all fold their fronds in the shape of a tightly rolled umbrella. This species fully spreads its wings like a geometrid moth. Various websites quote its wingspan as 1 cm, though the one I photographed could have been up to 1.5 cm. There were plenty of moths attracted by the rain at the garage.