Yes, I know this seems an unlikely thing to do - enjoy moths?
Look at it this way: a new source of pleasure is not to be sneezed at, and this is a book to provide much delight.
'The Common Clothes Moth Tineola bisselliella...has been declining for half a century and is now local and scarce. I have not seen one for many years, though several of my jackets still bear feeding scars.'
It delighted me, anyway.
'Attracting this moth [the Convolvulus Hawk Moth] is pure self-indulgence. There is no conservation value as it hardly ever breeds here, [in Britain, though it occurs all over Europe, Africa and Australia] but only a puritan would cavil at such harmless pleasure.'
Who could possibly fail to be charmed?
Word To Use Today: moth. This word comes from the Old English word moththe, which is worth cherishing if only for its spelling.
This is a pupa of a convolvulus hawk moth.
Incredible, or what?