I was actually looking for frogs (for the children to inspect), when I stumbled over two of these stunning moths resting on the oregano in the allotment herb border.
About the size of a five pence piece , they are absolutely beautiful. Wings the colour of red velvet cake with lemon yellow splashes. The tips of the wings fading to light feathers.
I love the contrast of colours against the gem green of the plant. Just beautiful ❤️
My daughter and I made moth inspired paintings after seeing them. It really helped me to appreciate the fine markings, I especially love the zebra stripes running across the main body.
Moths and butterflies are definitely the fashionistas of the natural world. Always such amazing patterns and colours.