Spot the moths

September 8, 2014 • 11:50 am

[JAC: At least he’s off nighjars for the time being!]

by Matthew Cobb

This was tw**ted by Professor Dave Goulson of the University of Sussex, and was taken during a student field trip in Ecuador. How many moths can you see? (Click to enlarge)

moths

Dave also tw**eted this picture of a mating pair of Arctiid moths, which he rightly suggests might be the most beautiful insects. The male is on the left, I guess (you can tell by his antennae):

arctiids

Dave is the author of two excellent books, A Sting in the Tale, about bumblebees, and his recent A Buzz in the Meadow, to which I gave a rave review at New Scientist. Both are highly  recommended.

 

21 thoughts on “Spot the moths

              1. I’ll tag on as the seventh of the eight-ers, setting up for someone to be the eights. And let the Sourcery begin (if this were DiscWorld, not RoundWorld).

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