MOTHS

All the other creepy crawlies and animals that interact with your garden and the countryside
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Re: MOTHS

Post by nuthatch » Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:24 pm

Look like leopard markings :laugh:

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Re: MOTHS

Post by greg » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:08 am

3 from the trap.

Dun-bar.
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Burnished brass.
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Mother of pearl.
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Re: MOTHS

Post by nuthatch » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:05 am

The Mother of Pearl's wings look lovely :) and the shiny golden ones of the Burnished Brass :)

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Re: MOTHS

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:04 pm

Great :photo: once again Greg. I have never seen the Mother of Pearl. Very attractive. :yes:

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Re: MOTHS

Post by greg » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:25 pm

Some from this morning....

September thorn.
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Common lutestring.
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Copper underwing.
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Re: MOTHS

Post by Placido » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:19 pm

Well OK, I'll settle for the first and the third but where does the "lutestring", common or otherwise, fit in ?? :shrug:

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Re: MOTHS

Post by greg » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:42 pm

Placido wrote:Well OK, I'll settle for the first and the third but where does the "lutestring", common or otherwise, fit in ?? :shrug:
lustring
ˈlʌstrɪŋ/
nounhistorical
noun: lutestring
a glossy silk fabric, or a satin-weave fabric resembling it.

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well that's wot Google says ............

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Re: MOTHS

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:57 pm

It'll do me Greg. Sometimes it doesn't do to take anything too literally when it come to animal names as the Victorians(and earlier) seemed to have a very vivid imagination.

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Re: MOTHS

Post by nuthatch » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:01 am

They were probably on something.

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Re: MOTHS

Post by Placido » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:01 pm

Aaahhaaahh, just have thought of this first ....... after your explanation, Greg, I had a dip into my grandad's old dictionary and there it is ~ lustring - a species of glossy silk.
Derives from the noun "lustre". Nothing to do with the mediaeval stringed instrument so I would hazard that the correct name of the moff under discussion is "Common Lustring". I like that :).

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