|White Plume Moth (Pterophorus pentadactyla)|
Its Latin name means ‘to carry a wing with five lobes (plumes)’. The name is also significant because Pterophorus was the first name to be added to the Linnaean nomenclature system in 1762.
My fingers are crossed that we get another White Plume Moth next week; I’d love to see one before I leave Shandy Hall.
In other news, Dr. Chesmore has informed me that yesterday’s Evergestis extimalis is in fact the only ever inland Yorkshire record for that species, and the only record besides those mentioned from Spurn Point and Teesside.
-Post by Helen Levins