Monday 31 July 2023

National Moth Week

 Over the past 12 years, National Moth Week has happened across the world in the last week of July. This year's national moth week finished yesterday, so I missed it! 

However, when we were walking along the Water of Leith on Saturday (see yesterday's blogpost for photos from the walk) we saw this lovely moth (click on the photo for a closer look)

I looked in my moth book and online, but couldn't identify it myself, so I put the photo into the Edinburgh Natural History Facebook Group and was told it's a Dunbar Moth. 

Moths are often underappreciated, many people think they're all dull, night-flying insects or annoying pests that eat your clothes. There are many beautiful species of moths, and several species can even be seen during the daytime.

Have you seen any interesting moths recently?


David M. Gascoigne, said...

I had no idea there is a National Moth Week celebrated around the world. As far as I can tell the news hasn’t made it to Canada. I might have celebrated in some suitable fashion had I known!

Rainbow Evening said...

glad to know about National Moth Week celebration.