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cinnabar moth
Cinnabar – named for the red colour of the mineral mercury sulfide
Mother of Pearl - resembling the natural composite material nacre
Mother of Pearl – resembling the natural composite material nacre. There are lots of “pearls”
Silver Y - metallic and migratory
Silver Y – metallic and migratory
Brassy Longhorn - its wings have a metallic sheen
Brassy Longhorn – its wings have a metallic sheen
Burnished Brass - resembles a glistening chunk of scorched alloy
Burnished Brass – resembles a glistening chunk of scorched alloy
Iron Prominent - patina not unlike the colour and timbre of rusty metal
Iron Prominent – patina not unlike the colour and timbre of rusty metal
Copper Underwing - copper-coloured hindwings
Copper Underwing – copper-coloured hindwings
Brimstone - named for the alchemists' name for yellow sulfur
Brimstone – named for the alchemists’ name for yellow sulfur
Ruby Tiger
Ruby Tiger – tiger moth named for the red aluminium oxide gem
Green Silver-lines - obvious metallic lines
Green Silver-lines – Green moth with silver lines. There are other “silver” moths
Marbled Minor
Marbled Minor – Not quite a calcium carbonate moth. Lots of “marbles” and “marbled” moths
Light Emerald - another gem
Light Emerald – another gem, lots of “emeralds”
Gold Spot - a moth with spots of gold
Gold Spot – a moth with spots of gold
Gold Triangle
Gold Triangle – At rest, it adopts a triangular posture

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