Who am I?

An individual, of no great importance, who is unable to see the natural world as a place for competition. I catch fish, watch birds, derive immense pleasure from simply looking at butterflies, moths, bumble-bees, etc - without the need for rules! I am Dylan and this is my blog - if my opinions offend? Don't bother logging on again - simple!


Thursday 28 July 2016

Little things

Still looking at the moths which are attracted to the porch light - bloody amazing! The few macros have included Nut-tree Tussock, Iron Prominent, Marbled Green, Brown & Yellow-tailed, Buff Ermine, Dusky Sallow, Ruby Tiger and Common Footman; yet it is the micros which have provided the bulk of my entertainment.

I readily accept that this is a group of insects of which I have very little experience, or genuine interest, yet, under the circumstances, are providing me with a huge amount of pleasure and distraction from the reality of my current situation. Some of the images are better than others, purely because of my complete lack of ability with the kit I have at my disposal - hey ho! I'll get over it. I've id'd three (top, middle & bottom), of the five, so there's still hope?


  1. You doing better then me at id'd micros have enough trouble doing macro lol lol

    1. Mark, moths are a great source of enjoyment and learning, just don't get too serious - they're only moths and there's a whole world to be explored out there! All the best - Dyl

  2. Not sure about the Tortix Dly (it could be one of those grey Cnephasia's, perhaps even a variant P.inopiana, the angle isn't great?) but the yellowish tiddler is Mompha epiliobiella.

    Hope all's well dude ...

    Ciao, Kenneth Aluminium, sober.