Wonderfully weird image of moth captured by Norfolk photographer
PUBLISHED: 09:56 03 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:47 03 August 2018
They might usually be seen as the butterfly’s ugly sister, but there’s a lot more to the humble moth than meets the eye as displayed in this amazing photograph captured by a Norfolk amateur photographer.
Trevor Mayes snapped the eye-catching weird image of this rare Dusky Thorn after finding it in the moth trap at his home near Diss.
The resulting image which gives the impression of a startled reaction surprised the keen photographer and nature lover, who regularly photographs birds, butterflies, moths and dragonflies.
He said: “I’ve a moth trap and anything that’s different I get a photo. Normally with my 100mm macro but was in a rush, early start for work so I just used my iPhone at half zoom. To be honest the result did shock me.”
Dusky Thorn moths are one of the plainer-looking of Britain’s ‘Thorns’ found in deciduous woods and suburban habitats, but there numbers have declined in recent years.
Mr Mayes also recently photographed a Bedstraw Hawk-moth at his Diss home, an immigrant species that is relatively rare to these shores.