Daily Archives: September 25, 2020

Cones, Bush Cricket and Another Creature

We find lovely things in the strangest places. We were at the dump taking more prunings, this time from the overgrown Jasmine, when I spotted pine cones at the top of the tree against a beautiful blue sky.

I think what we found on the Jasmine was a Speckled Bush Cricket but it might be a Short Winged Cone Head!

The next creature, looking like a twig or a bit of Autumn leaf on our newly painted trellis, I can’t identify. It didn’t move while we were watching.  It’s about 1″ tip to tip. Can any UK readers help?

PS 26th September 2020
I sent a photo to the Royal Entomological Society yesterday and this is my reply today. Thank you Professor Hardie!


It’s a plume moth, family Pterophoridae, and we have some 45 species in UK.  This one looks like a common or brown plume moth, Emmelina monodactyla.

Best wishes and take care

Jim Hardie


Professor Jim Hardie,

Director of Science, Royal Entomological Society,


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