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Re: MOTHS

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:45 pm
by Placido
Well, thing is, they keep flying into candle flames (and I have a book which tells you why :nod: :woohoo:).

Re: MOTHS

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:49 pm
by Jacksparrow
Placido wrote:Well, thing is, they keep flying into candle flames (and I have a book which tells you why :nod: :woohoo:).

Icarus had a similar problem with the sun.

Re: MOTHS

PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:30 am
by Placido
Permit me to demur :rolleyes: - the Icarus thing was a parable about hubris and where it gets you in the end whereas the moth's unfortunate attraction to a candle flame is physical and where it gets you in the end.
:shrug:

P.S.: Classic hubris may be found under DWD Cameron :laugh:and where it got him in the end.

Re: MOTHS

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:27 pm
by Kev
I saw a hummingbird hawkmoth for the first time today.

Amazing to watch, hard to photograph!!

ImageHummingbird Hawkmoth by Kevin Clark, on Flickr

Re: MOTHS

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:33 pm
by Jacksparrow
Good first attempt Kev. I've always found them a bit too mobile for my cheapo camera and doubtful camera technique.

Re: MOTHS

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:58 pm
by Jacksparrow
I received a visit today from a splendid moth. A Scarlet Tiger. While in flight it could be mistaken for a Red Admiral Butterfly as the presented colours of black,red and white are the same. It fooled me for about five seconds when it landed on the fence with folded wings and a black and white pattern. There would have been a nice photo but I was too slow fetching the camera :doh:

Re: MOTHS

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:19 pm
by Jacksparrow
A Brimstone Moth visited me today.
IMGP4957.JPG

Re: MOTHS

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:20 pm
by Willpar
Nice pic Kev. Have only ever seen one of those, and that was down the Isles of Scilly.

Re: MOTHS

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:40 pm
by Jacksparrow
Willpar wrote:Nice pic Kev. Have only ever seen one of those, and that was down the Isles of Scilly.

I'm sure Kev will be delighted with the credit but actually it's my photo. :nod: