Thursday 25 July 2019

Nature in unexpected places

This lovely moth was sitting on the door-frame of a friend's flat when I visited the other day.
 It's got a lovely pattern to its wings and a sweet fluffy looking head.

I shared the photo in the Edinburgh Natural History Society Facebook group and someone told me it's a map winged swift.I looked this up and found that it's a fairly unusual moth to find in an urban area, but apparently it's near the end of it's life and may in fact have blown in on the wind. It was a wonderful surprise to find it.

If you keep your eyes open you never know what you might find even in the most unexpected places!

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