|Short-cloaked Moth (Nola cucullatella)|
|Short-cloaked Moth, side view|
The first was the “Unidentified micromoth” in the previous post of 6 July. Dr. Chesmore identified it as the Plutella porrectella. The origin of this name is unclear. It probably first came from ploutos (wealth) but later was interpreted as plutos (washed) from its smudged appearance. However, it could just as easily come from Pluto, god of the Underworld, as many of the Greek God references in moth nomenclature had direct links to the Underworld. It does have cunning green eyes, but I don’t think they look mischievous enough to be the devil’s. See the post below for its picture.
|Tawny Marbled Minor (Oligia latruncula)|