Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis), Blackwell, Derbyshire

Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis), Blackwell, Derbyshire

Observation - Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis), Blackwell, Derbyshire - UK and Ireland. Description: Individual disturbed from nettle patch during walk. This species has become a bit of a nemesis for u

Individual disturbed from nettle patch during walk. This species has become a bit of a nemesis for us as they are so good at disappearing underneath nettle leaves but just occasionally you can follow their short flight and take a photo. If you do manage a photo, note characteristic resting posture with upper and lower wings on display. Nettle stings are path for the course however!