Tuesday 29 May 2012

My mate Geoff Goodwing

Otherwise known as Alabonia geoffrella or perhaps Geoffroy's Goodwing...

I look forward each year to the time when this moth is on the wing, it is just such a stunning moth.

Alabonia geoffrella

I like the interpretation of the Generic name by Emmet - "good wing", which is written with the caveat that its formulation is so unusual as to cast doubt on this interpretation.  I for one wouldn't disagree that it has good wings!


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