[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)
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):
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.