Some years ago, we had the strange experience of outing Hopeless in an art gallery as part of the local book festival. I made some very random things for that! One of the things I made was a collector’s case of moths. The moths were of course all works of fiction and no actual moths were hurt in the process. I invented quite a few moths for the island – some of which I still remember because I rather liked them.
The poisoned Druid moth was made from mistletoe, so was sort of a joke, because of me being a Druid.
The granny’s shroud moth was large and pale, and I like to imagine them flapping about disconcertingly at windows late at night, and being especially horrible to pick out of spiderwebs.
The greater and lesser git moths are the sort of moths who eat clothes, and other household items.
Thinking about the moths this week has led me to realise that we haven’t given much thought to bats on the island, so there are bats going into the bestiary for the role play game.
Here’s a video from the art gallery. The moth case is at around the 10.30 mark…