Wednesday 14 August 2013

14 August 2013 - Cairngorms, Aberdeenshire

Last night I went up to some upland/moorland for some roadside moffing. The Northern Rustic was the highlight of the moth front - but a presumed Scottish Wild Cat stole the show on the way home at 1.30am.
Northern Rustic - A wonderful shiny lump of a moth
Northern Rustic - The undoubted highlight of an evening out.

Grey Mountain Carpet - 20+ of these very variable large carpets
Chevron - 30+ of these beautiful, often purple-coloured, moths. Superb!

Autumnal Rustic - first of the year.
presumed Ingrailed Clay (though at high altitude I did suspect this was a Northern Dart for a while - but in the cold light of day, I'm not really sure why I quite so excited...)

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