Monday, August 08, 2011

Getting mothy in Derbyshire

A week ago I was in the Peak District. What a lovely place. So lovely it was plastered with other people, dogs, kids, crisp packets, coke cans... Mmmm. So while getting away from the crowds I came to a hilltop pasture with hundreds of thistles in flower and moths feeding on them. I've never seen this particular type before (out in the daytime for one thing). But enough of the narrative. This is a Burnet Moth (Zygaenidae)