Thursday, 6 October 2011

Camouflage outfit

Doing a spot of weeding in the vegetable garden and disturbed this moth that was well hidden amongst the weeds to wait for dark. It is one of the cutworm family and as a larva had probably been feasting on some of my seedlings. Identified as a  Green Blotched Moth Cosmodes elegans of the family NOCTUIDAE, it reminded me of a camouflage uniform.


  1. Beautiful moth - I love the camouflage colouration.

  2. I was quite surprised by the colouring as at first glance it looked like a plain brown moth as it fluttered out of its hidding spot.