Not expecting this one to go to well as it's a bit something of nothing, on the other hand I know some of you enjoy looking at my moth images, so I thought it worth posting for the interest factor.
This is a a March Moth Alsophila aescularia
and it's one of the few species where the female is apterous, or wingless (as yet I haven't found one of these, but I'm working on it). The male has a distinctive way of resting, with the wings overlapping, they're also as you might be able to tell from this image, incredibly well camouflaged and quite tricky to find. Occurring in March and April, when the females may be found crawling on tree-trunks at night, and the males can be attracted to light.
It is fairly well distributed over most of Britain and reasonably common, although not easily found. The pale green larvae feed on a range of deciduous trees, including hawthorn (Crataegus), oak (Quercus) and fruit trees.
Please excuse me for not being on too much at the moment, Suzie, whilst making good progress is still quite poorly and because of this I'm still having to do pretty much everything at home. My spines also giving me holy hell because of all the extra work, so I'm off to the GP's surgery this morning in the hope they can sort me out some even stronger painkillers, at least on a temporary basis while Sue is recovering.
Thanks for looking in and all the recent comments and awards on my recent images, hopefully I'll be feeling a little better myself later and will be able to spend a little time looking at what everyone else has been up to. Best regards as always to all.......Ade & Suze
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