X-ray moth

It was dark outside, but very few moths seemed to be around last night (31 July 2018), a Brimstone, a few micro-moths, a couple of Underwings and a Setaceous Hebrew Character. Other moth followers are reporting the same this morning, almost nothing in their traps. Given that this time last week we had a bumper haul of all sorts in the Rob Ellis trap, perhaps autumn is upon us.

Anyway, this Riband Wave (Idaea aversata f.remutata) alighted on one of the trap’s flight baffles not long after dark. I illuminated it from behind with a phone torch and snapped it from the other side with camera on a tripod…looks like a soft tissue X-ray or something…ish.