Adrian Jones' photos


  • Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica)

    Thera britannica, the Spruce Carpet, a beautiful small Geometrid moth found, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, September 2017.

  • Stormy Skies

    A day of sunshine and very heavy showers in the south Shropshire hills.

  • The Rock, Shropshire.

    The beautiful south Shropshire hills.


  • Nipstone Rock view

    The view from Nipstone Rock in South Shropshire towards Corndon Hill.

  • Gold Spot moth

    Plusia festucae, the Gold Spot moth at rest, Shrewsbury, Shropshire August 2017.

  • Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)

    Opisthograptis luteolata, the Brimstone Moth at rest on foliage. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, August 2017


  • Amblyptilia acanthadactyla (Beautiful Plume Moth)

    A Beautiful Plume moth (Amblyptilia acanthadactyla) at rest. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, August 2017.

  • Xanthorhoe designata (Flame Carpet)

    A Flame Carpet moth (Xanthorhoe designata) at rest in my garden. Shrewsbury, Shropshire , August 2017.

  • Dioryctria abietella

    Dioryctria abietella, a beautifully coloured and camouflaged micro moth, about 17mm in length. Shrewsbury, Shropshire August 2017.


  • Necrodes littoralis

    Necrodes littoralis, a Sexton or Burying Beetle seen in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, August 2017. This is only the second time this species has been recorded in Shropshire.

  • Ruby Tiger Moth

    A Ruby Tiger moth readies itself for takeoff. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, July 2017.

  • Pebble Prominent (Notodonta ziczac)

    Notodonta ziczac, the Pebble Prominent at rest, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, July 2017.


  • Buff Tip Moth (Phalera bucephala).

    Phalera bucephala, the Buff Tip moth at rest in my garden, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, July 2017.

  • Nicrophorus vespillo

    Nicrophorus vespillo, the Common Burying Beetle, seen in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, July 2017. Notice also the tiny mite that is attached to the beetle just below its eye. The mite is just hitching a ride on the larger beetle and causes no real harm .

  • Laothoe populi (Poplar Hawk Moth)

    A Poplar Hawk Moth (Laothoe populi) at rest, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.


  • Timandra comae (Blood-vein moth).

    The Blood-vein moth (Timandra comae) seen in Shrewsbury, Shropshire July 2017. I think this little moth has to be one of my favorites, so beautifully coloured.

  • Ledra aurita

    Ledra aurita, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, July 2017.

  • Biston betularia (The Peppered Moth )

    A superbly camouflaged Peppered Moth at rest on a Birch tree trunk, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, July 2017.


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