Sunday, July 19, 2009


Catmint moth; Saw this small moth on the apple mint yesterday, have always seen it on catmint before, but was glad it has a wider range in the mints.
It sent me hunting for that other favourite of mine, the hummingbird hawkmoth which used to feed on the soapwort plant in Somerset, far too quick to catch on camera for me, its wings a blur of movement, but I came across it in Mary Russell Mitford's letters in My Garden. She had a funny name for the hawkmoth, but the book (50p from Hanningfield Nature Centre) was a small treasure of letters and flower paintings done by Pamela Kay.

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