Sunday, July 14, 2013

Yellow Shell Moth

We found this exquisitely marked yellow shell moth Camptogramma bilineata on the sand dunes at Warkworth on the Northumberland coast last week, where it probably breeds on lady's bedstraw.

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  1. A grand moth and thanks for the link. It is wonderful to see flowers in such profusion.

  2. Hi Adrian, The pattern reminds me of the marbled paper that decorates the inside of the covers of some old books. There were even more flowers in bloom on the dunes last week, with pyramidal orchids in flower..