Saturday, 18 October 2014

Merveille du Jour - looking a bit different

I was looking at this moth and realised it was missing something that I have seen in all the other M du Js that I have caught.  Can you see what it is?  The ID books say that this feature is variable, so it's nothing too unusual.

Merveille du Jour


  1. I was going to say legs but that would be facetious !
    There isn't the black band across the centre as on mine but I have only caught 3 this year and 1 a long time ago so must check my pics.

    1. Yes, it's the black band I was referring to. I noticed most of the online photos I can find have this band and I was wondering how many other people have had M du Js without this feature.

  2. Very interesting Sarah. It's got us looking! We caught five today but they all had black bands!
    Carolyn & Evan.