Buttoned snouts and pauper pugs

Last year I spent a day at St Bride’s Library setting type to make a letterpress poster of some of my favourite British moth names…and now a real moth has visited to have a look.

Some of the traditional moth names from the UK are pure poetry: Brighton Wainscot, Scarce Burnished Brass, Uncertain, Splendid Brocade, Chamomile Shark, Slender Scotch Burnet, Clifden Nonpareil, Drab Looper, Nut Tree Tussock …and many more. I’ve been collecting the names from the bi-monthly reports in the British Wildlife Journal.

I’d love to know the name of the one which visited – I think it’s one of the Carpets, but I’m not sure which. If you’re a moth-fan, let me know.

2 thoughts on “Buttoned snouts and pauper pugs

  1. Jane Porter Post author

    so many more lovely ones too – how about buff footman, neglected rustic, dusky lemon sallow and pretty pinion…

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