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Brimstones

Observed: 22nd April 2011 By: RHomanRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in InvertebratesRHoman’s reputation in Invertebrates
brimstones
Description:

Moths attracted to light, but content to sit on the vanes of a Heath Trap rather than going inside. On the night in question, there was a total of 10 Brimstones in and around the trap - a convocation of Brimstones?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) interacts

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anonymous spotter's picture

Brimstone is an old word for sulphur -

and one common allotrope of sulphur is known as "flowers of sulphur".
So perhaps a bunch of brimstones?