A spindle or not a spindle?

I had a walk at the Backs O’Bennachie today – one of our local walking spots. I didn’t see much in the way of birds and after about 40 minutes the heavens opened and so I beat a hasty retreat!

Brenda writes: “Today I was getting ready to go away for a couple of days on retreat in the camper-van so there was nothing in the flower department.

There was, however, a good selection of moths in the trap and I got a photo of an ermine which may or may not have been a spindle ermine.

A possible spindle ermine


The other star wasn’t in the trap but had come in through the living room window and was adorning the curtain, a yellow shell. There are three variants of this moth and this was Camptogramma bilineata bilineata.”

yellow shell


New species for July 18th:
Moths: yellow shell

TOTALS TO DATE:
Birds = 207
Moths = 188
Wildflowers = 244