" Welcome to the florafaunauk site , hope you enjoy the pictures and posts giving a detailed insight into the Natural History of our Country throughout the seasons and year "All that the Sun Shines on is beautiful, so long as it is Wild" John Muir "

Monday, 23 March 2015

Spring Moths 21.03.2015

The Satelite - Both the Orange and white spot variants found

The Typical Wing Marks

Often overlooked the large eye of the Satelite

1930 Oak Beauty Biston strataria - plumose feathery Antennae. The patterned camouflage makes it  ideal for sit amongst dappled lichen this time of year a great disguise

2187 Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi

1659 Yellow Horned Achlya flavicornis

As per name the Antennae - or - Yellow Horns

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

1930 Oak Beauty Biston strataria

1930 Oak Beauty Biston strataria

Oak Beauty 3835

Oak Beauty 3838

Oak Beauty 3834

A large-bodied, attractive species with alternate bands of chestnut and white, speckled with black.