The continuing warmth of the Autumn weather encouraged a pupa living amongst the horse chestnut tree leaf collection in my studio to metamorphose into a moth. I found him on the white painted wall somewhat disorientated by the absence of spring growth. Not withstanding the nature of the beast, it was with some sadness that I watched this beautiful iridescent creature die unfulfilled.

This camareria ohridella was about 3mm long and looked a nondescript grey speck to the unaided eye.

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