Is it a leaf?

Brenda writes: “Is it a leaf or is it a coxcomb prominent? Isn’t that camouflage amazing?

Is it a leaf?
No – it’s a coxcomb prominent!

There were two new moths today. The campion is very similar to the lychnis, so I try to check it if possible. The markings a slightly different but the campion also has a purplish-pink hue. It’s a very striking moth as is my new micro today. Catoptria pinella is seriously smart.

catoptria pinella

New species for July 8th:
Moths: campion, catoptria pinella

Birds = 206
Moths = 172
Wildflowers = 235