Moths are almost impossible to identify but I was lucky with this lichen-like one. Discovered hiding behind the cushion on our outdoor sofa, he is beautifully-marked like an old-fashioned lace doily in shades of cream, coffee, earth and pewter with minute specks of gold.
I’m pretty sure it is a small ranunculus, mamestra dysodea, with a 30mm wingspan.
5 to remember
casi imposible – almost impossible
identificar – to identify
bellamente marcado – beautifully-marked
el peltre – the pewter
minúsculo – minute/tiny
Collins Photoguide: Complete Mediterranean Wildlife [UK: Collins]
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