Autumn and the Pyrenees

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Autumn and the Pyrenees

Postby DonMatthews » Sat 01 Oct 2016 11:34

Just back from a trip to northern Spain and France and autumn seems to have come while I was away, with only 3 moths in the trap this morning, including a Green-brindled Crescent to mark the new season.

Couldn't take my moth trap on holiday but did manage to photograph three moths by lights in the campsite on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees. The large one with 'eyes' had light-barred dark hindwings and looks like a variation on Clifden Nonpareil. Similarly, the others appear to be variations on the theme of Beauty and Treble-bar. Exactly what they might be that far south, though, will probably remain a puzzle.
possible Clifden Nonpareil.jpg
Beauty-type moth.jpg
Treble-bar type moth.jpg

Lastly, a smart wee caterpillar at the entrance to a bird hide in central France. I don't know what it is but it looked as if it deserved a photograph!

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