Out there, in our back gardens is an amazing hidden world under our noses. Few people realise what details pass by us everyday because of the tiny scale in which it exists.
Large Yellow Underwing - what the moth should have looked like!
By Jerzy Strzelecki (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The Large Yellow Underwing we found.
wing scales at low magnification
....followed by high magnification.
wing scales at higher magnification
wing scales at even higher magnification
Next were it's antennae and we were impressed to see scales covering them too.
The front part of it's head was pretty cool with forked hairs or scales in lovely shades of brown.
Large Yellow Underwing forehead
But the most breathtaking revelation was it's eyes, look at them!
These fabulous photos have been the inspiration for a recent resin pendant design which will shortly be featured in the Nimanoma shop as well as making an appearance at various events including Art in the Pen.