Hebrew Character, 24 Mar 2012

My First Alphabet

I put the moth trap out for its first all-night spin over Friday night. When I checked on the trap in the morning I found it covered in dew. Opening it up I found the expected infantry of flies… and then, crouching in the corner of an egg crate, the first moth to actually come into my trap.

It was a Hebrew Character, a new ‘tick’ for me. Judging by the feathery antennae, I’d say it was a male.

As I cleared up the trap, I found a second, rather bedraggled-looking Hebrew Character, sitting on the grass at the edge of the old shower curtain which I had laid out as a groundsheet.

Hebrew Character, 24 Mar 2012


Quite cool.

2012 MOTHS: 5
life list: 138