Monday 4 July 2011

Large Emerald discovered in Maentwrog

Walking Molly (dog) through the woods today I chanced upon a greenish moth. As I lined it up for a photo, Molly got jealous of the attention and barged between me and my subject.

The obliging moth clung onto its perch and I got my picture, good enough to identify it on the moth website. Just typed in ‘green’ on the search facility and there was an id parade of all the likely suspects.

Not the Essex, nor the Sussex but the Large Emerald. What a treasure, but apparently they are quite common.

1 comment:

  1. I love the way Molly folds her ears above her head...very endearing. Moths are lovely...even if this one is "common"!