Thursday, 4 August 2011

Early Thorn - Selenia dentari

I was very excited this morning to discover my first ever Thorn moth in the trap. The Early Thorn is unique amongst thorns (and maybe all other moths) in the way it rests - with its wings pressed closed together above its body like a  butterfly.
Early Thorn - Selenia dentari

1 comment:

  1. There are seven different species of Thorns, all of which, like the Early Thorn, try to make you think they are actually a butterfly, by closing their wings like this!