A moth flew in through the kitchen window a couple of nights ago, and what a beautifully marked and distinctive individual. Never seen one before and for once I was able to successfully identify it from my Collins Incomplete Guide to British Insects :
|The Gothic Naenia typica|
fantastic name, fantastic moth
Though it disappeared the night before, it was relocated in the bairn's room last night so I was able to capture it and return it to the night. So that's one new moth tick, but a second newbie which I found on the outside wall of the house wasn't so clear cut. So anyone out there with an inkling please let me know.
about 15mm long
Also late last night a fox was barking (if that's the term?) continuously in close proximity to the house. Eventually I thought I'd go outside and look for it but clumsy clutz that I am made a right racket trying to get out the back door without putting the light on, so when I got outside it had stopped barking and must have run off. Must have been v. close to the house though.
And today I spent demolishing our rotten old garden shed, discovering an underground bumble-bee nest underneath it (a white-tailed species). Luckily they weren't too disturbed and have been coming and going ok since but I've taped the area off to keep the kids away.
Back to the dragons next time (I hope) . . .