Blending In Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) July 2019, rear garden, South Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman. Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 21 thoughts on “Blending In” Add yours Ah My nemesis. Every time I submit this to my French recording site they tell me it is an engrailed. ( there’re wrong! ) LikeLiked by 1 person Reply As you know there are several of these ‘beauty’ moths which look very similar and can be a real pain to id with accuracy. I had to get this checked myself, and it came back as the Willow Beauty. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply They are tricky as the blotches are visually confusing. You have strengthened my faith in my own identification! LikeLiked by 1 person 🙂 LikeLike That’s some great camouflage. Could easily be mistaken for another lighter coloured stone or some light veining. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It was taken on tree bark. Thank you Vicky 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Just shows how bad my close-up vision is Pete, LOL. I really thought it was a rock 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Lol 🙂 LikeLike I tend to give up on these. Always a fantastic camouflage. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, they can be quite a challenge. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Quite an understatement 😉 Yesterday evening I tried to find a kind of fly. My eyes are aching now, but I didn ‘t find it anyway, haha! LikeLiked by 1 person It does kinda look like rock though, to be fair 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Yes 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person There so many of these moths that disappear on a tree trunk. Nicely spotted. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oh, another confession. The moth was caught in my trap last night and I gently placed him on an old piece of bark for a more natural look. Photographed on an egg box just would not be quite the same 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person I imagine that if the background is bark that this moth must be fairly small – it also indicates what a sharp observer you are! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I have a confession Anne. I caught the moth – and many of the others you see in these here posts – in my moth trap, and I gently pose them on and old piece of bark to try and get a more naturalistic image 🙂 LikeLike Reply Quite fair enough 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person You certainly pulled out the detail! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you Belinda. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Your thoughts ... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.