Thursday, 23 April 2015

Cool minibeasts of the moor

Thanks John for putting a name to this very cool beetle, Caribus nitens. 
What a funky beastie it is! Here he is trying to hide, giving a great view of his ribbed back.

 Drinker moth caterpillar out on the moor. Spotted lots of Northern Egger caterpillars too.

 And this morning just before sunrise I spotted this beauty, a female Emperor moth