Mint Moth

Mint Moth

Mint Moth | Illustration: Lesley Scoble

Mint moth
How glorious doth
Your cloth
Of purple gold
enfold
your tiny frame
Wings graced by
A royal robe worn for a king (or queen)
You fly
in sun and dark the same
Your dainty flight can be seen
In the day 
and in the night
A quivering glint
Of deep burgundy wine tint
With a hint
Of sun
Fluttering minutely
On the mint

Lesley Scoble 23rd July 2020
Mint Moth | Photo: Lesley Scoble

The Mint Moth (Pyrausta aurata of the family Crambidae) also known by the common name ‘Small Purple and Gold.

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