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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Massed migrants

Happily this post has nothing to do with human traffickers and their immoral exploitation of the desperate and poor; also, in no way is it linked to the forthcoming EU referendum! Nope - just the simple enjoyment I derived from the appearance, overnight, of a huge number of Diamond-back Moths, unfathomable numbers involved. I first noticed them at work, this morning, then became acutely aware that something major had occurred as I made my way home. I kicked hundreds from the rank vegetation that lines the footpath and there were similar numbers around the garden when I went to feed the birds. I couldn't resist the temptation to have a play with the new lens and extension tubes. Not the best of conditions, but I'm happy enough with the results.

Diamond-back Moth - Plutella xylostella

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