A Spectacle

I got this moth in the trap which looks like it is wearing a tiny pair of glasses:

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A Spectacle

Although my daughter thinks it looks more like this:

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But all resemblance to Biggles or a supremely powerful ape really begins and ends there. Because its otherwise a common little moth of gardens, hedgerows, rough pasture whose caterpillars feed off nettles. Although when viewed sideways it also has  a rather surprising turret-like profile:

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A Spectacle’s profile

It generally manages two generations a year and so should be flying around in the meadows until early September.

 

 

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