Everyone has a favourite moth, right? No? Well, I'm shocked. I do, and so does Vinomaker. Whilst Vinomaker is quite partial to the Polyphemus moth (Antherea polyphemus), I like something a little more moth-sized...not bread plate-sized. The Plume moth (Hellinsia homodactyla), or T-shaped moth as I usually call it, is just so funny looking that I can't help but like it. These moths spend their time, quite happy it seems, amongst my potted herbs and annuals, until I disturb them by giving them an unsolicited daily shower. This particular moth temporarily removed itself to a nearby hydrangea and waited, patiently, until I was finished watering. Vinoland is such a diverse, happy place.
Hurt no living thing:
Ladybird, nor butterfly,
Nor moth with dusty wing. C.G. Rossetti.