Monday, April 16, 2007

Orange Underwing

Several visits recently to Easton Hornstocks in search of Light Orange Underwing moth have proved very interesting but not revealed the target species. So when an Archiearis species fluttered down to the track in front of me as I was leaving right near the Aspen stand I thought I was onto something. Unfortunately it was it was just an Orange Underwing (there is plenty of birch around too). Fortunately it sat still allowing me my first opportunity to photograph this species that usually spends most of its time fluttering around the tops of birch trees.

Orange Underwing Archiearis parthenias

Also present:
Ichneumon stramentarius

Common Lizard Zootoca vivipara

Nikon Coolpix P4

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