Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Merveille du Jour - get in!

About 20 minutes ago, I posted a comment on Stewart Sexton's excellent Boulmer Birder blog posting about Merveille du Jour. It's a cracking species that I've seen before, though not for a few years and only when out in woodland. It's one that I always hoped for but never expected in the garden. Feck me - a couple of minutes after posting the comment I nipped out for a last look at my garden traps and there in all its glory was a superb fresh Merveille du Jour sitting on the fence by the MV. Get in! Here's a hastily grabbed shot using flash - the moth is now potted for a proper shot tomorrow. Stunning Moth

5 comments:

Bennyboymothman said...

Well done on the MDJ, its not a common Moth in my Garden and i'm not sure whether i'll see it two years on a trot!

The Leicester Llama said...

Very nice. One of my favourite moths - used to get it most years in Markfield, but haven't seen it since I moved.

thorntonmothman said...

One of my faves as well. Caught individuals the last two years but not before and not this year either.....

Anonymous said...

Well done mate - about bloody time !
:-)

Keith

Stewart said...

I recognise it, its mine! :) Congrats....