I would feel sorry for the players at Wimbledon if they were playing for nothing.
People always get caught out on the few times we get this sort of weather, sunburnt backs and arms, red necks.
Speaking of red necks reminds me this is a moth blog, so here's some of my new moths for the garden species list ...
29th June '15
|BF 2039 ... Red-necked Footman|
|Underside view ... Red-necked Footman|
This one expired during the photo shoot and was somehow hanging from a piece of cardboard by its antenna.
28th June '15
|BF 246 ... Tinea semifulvella|
The vernacular name implies that it likes to munch on out-sized attire but it probably refers to the physical size of the moth.
30th June '15
|BF 196 ... Morophaga choragella|
The large Scots Pine in one of the neighbours garden is probably the reason I added Epinotia rubiginosana to the year list, the second record for the garden.
|BF 1146 ... Epinotia rubiginosana|
Thanks to Matt Burgess for recognising it, although, like myself, he also thought it was a large micro when he first saw one in his trap a while back.
A very flat posture, variable wing patterns and a wingspan of about 30mm.
1st July '15
|BF 2391 ... Silky Wainscot|