A joy to have captured this rare little fellow the other day, first time I've ever seen one and after talking with friends on the mothy forums it's the first time a lot of them have seen one too. Very exciting in a sad sort of way
Often describes as looking like burnt toast it's a fairly non de-script looking moth even if it is rarely found. The Tawny Pinion Lithophane semibrunnea is a species distributed sparsely in the southern part of England and Wales, occasionally reaching northwards to the northern counties. It flies with a wingspan up to 40mm late in the autumn, October and November, and then hibernates, reappearing in April and May. It's preferred habitats are open woodland and marshy places, this is probably why I was lucky enough to capture it. I live on the very edge of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), which is very much all marshland. The larvae feed mainly on ash (Fraxinus excelsior).
V1 is a 20+ image stack taken using the MP-E65mm Lens with V2,3 & 4 using the Tamron 90mm. Of course as always, the specimen was returned to the wild alive and unharmed.
Thank you for all your comments and on my recent work, please feel free to carry on giving your constructive criticisms good or bad on this or any other images I post. I'll try and post something a little different tomorrow, don't want you all getting too bored with the moths now do I