Heather Knot-horn

Pempelia palumbella – This is another rarity for my county, and only a few have been noted by the Staffordshire Ecological Record, most of these before 1995, the first in 1877. I really like the colours and patterns on this moth. It kind of reminds me of Inca art and design.

Heather Knot-horn Pempelia palumbella

Heather Knot-horn Pempelia palumbella

Heather Knot-horn Pempelia palumbella

Heather Knot-horn Pempelia palumbella

Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 8th July 2017
Place: Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, Staffordshire


12 thoughts on “Heather Knot-horn

  1. I often use my cell phone to photograph tiny moths that land near me at night – and when I enlarge the pictures on the screen I am enthralled by the intricacies of the patterns or colours on their wings. The subtle colours on this one meld together so well and would make a lovely design for curtains or upholstery, for example.

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    1. And to think all those intricate patterns and colours flying around in the dark that we hardly notice. It is good you get to captre them on your phone, Anne 🙂


    1. Sometimes you have to be lucky to see fresh specimens as the fine scales can soon wear down so they do not always look their best. Thank you, Steve 🙂

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