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Re: MOTHS

Postby greg » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:53 pm

Placido wrote: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 :).


No! The name is Common lutestring ! ( there's also a Poplar lutestring, a Satin lutestring and an Oak lutestring (moff))

Where's that sofa ..................... :)

Dictionary
lutestring
noun lute·string \ˈlüt-(ˌ)striŋ\
Definition of LUTESTRING

: a plain glossy silk formerly much used for women's dresses and ribbons
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Re: MOTHS

Postby Placido » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:46 pm

:sofa: I've borrowed it !!
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Re: MOTHS

Postby Placido » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:38 pm

I've just read that Greg is off on a fambly sojourn - just in time to miss ..... mothnight.info :eek: !!!

We've all got to get out there at dead of night and start counting, armed with treacle, sugar and beer/wine (they're not fussy).
The main migrant moth to be found is the Convulvulus Hawkmoth which is as big as a hand and has a proboscis to match.

Good hunting everyone (except Greg :shrug:).
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Re: MOTHS

Postby greg » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:14 pm

Let me know if you spot one !!

If you have Phlox, Lillies or Petunias in your gardens then you should be out there ! :butterfly:
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Re: MOTHS

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Re: MOTHS

Postby Willpar » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:17 am

Found one of those giant moths. On the internet.

http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/house-home ... 4002614745
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Re: MOTHS

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:14 pm

I have found this year to be a particularly bumper year for Moth numbers. We've had more in the house this year than at any time I can remember in the past. Big ones,small ones though,sadly, nothing very exotic. Is this a local thing for me or are others experiencing something similar?
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Re: MOTHS

Postby nuthatch » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:13 am

Oh fancy that! - quite the reverse - have only seen one small one thus far - weird :unsure:
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Re: MOTHS

Postby Placido » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:32 am

Can't say it's been exceptional. Must be your new gaslights, cap'n.
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Re: MOTHS

Postby Jacksparrow » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:41 pm

Placido wrote:Can't say it's been exceptional. Must be your new gaslights, cap'n.

That will be it,the candles always frightened them I thought. :nod:
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