210/366 A golden long horned moth on scabious

I’ve had a busy day updating my other blog, Flitch Photography, that I have seriously neglected in the last month, so head over there over the next few days and see lots more new posts and photographs that I have taken recently – I have quite a backlog of images to post…

I popped out for a walk late afternoon/early evening and decided to head down to the Flitch Way in Dunmow. I’ve been on the Flitch Way at Little Dunmow and Little Canfield, but never in Great  Dunmow. So off I set, thinking I knew exactly how to get to it…of course I didn’t and ended up walking along a field edge by the A120 for some time. As luck would have it this actually joined the Flitch Way at Buttleys Lane.

The Flitch Way is on the site of the old Bishop’s Stortford to Braintree railway line, long since removed in the 1950’s but there is still the occasional piece of track lying around and brick bridges abound. I soon reached Dunmow Cutting – the deepest cutting on this line and now a haven to wild flowers and grasses. I was looking at the scabious’ when I spotted this golden long horned moth resting. By the length of its horns it is a male.

Golden long horned moth on scabious

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