MOTHS

All the other creepy crawlies and animals that interact with your garden and the countryside
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Re: MOTHS

Post by Placido » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:40 pm

Very impressive !!

On radio this aft, the caterpillars of the Oak Processionary Moth are exploding all over oak trees in south London.
They are very nasty creatures if a tiny bristle hits a human :eek:, and anyone anywhere who finds some is asked to report it to The Forestry Commission so they can take speedy action.

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Re: MOTHS

Post by nuthatch » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:01 am

:yikes:

:butterfly: wow :bat: :yes: :D

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Re: MOTHS

Post by greg » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:00 am

A few from last nights trap ... :butterfly:

Gold Spot.
Gold Spot_1956 (800 x 571).jpg
Ghost Moth.
Ghost moth _femail_1975 (800 x 571).jpg
Common Swift.
Common swift_1906 (800 x 571).jpg

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Re: MOTHS

Post by Placido » Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:50 am

Just my impression - they all look to be on the small side ?? Sometimes it's possible to sense that one of the pix is of a big moth.

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Re: MOTHS

Post by greg » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:51 pm

Gold Spot 20mm long.
Ghost Moth 30mm long.
Common Swift 20mm long. :)

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Re: MOTHS

Post by Placido » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:48 pm

Thank you, Greg - it's interesting to get them into perspective. So 2 of them are quite weeny :).

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Re: MOTHS

Post by greg » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:48 pm

A few from last weekend....

Dark Marbled Carpet.
Dark Marbled carpet_1674 (780 x 780) (600 x 600).jpg
Middle Barred Minor.
Middle Barred Minor_1924 (800 x 571).jpg
Scalloped hazel.
Scalloped hazel_1962 (800 x 571).jpg

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Re: MOTHS

Post by greg » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:13 pm

Common Marbled carpet.
Common marbled carpet_2033 (800 x 571).jpg
Riband wave.
Riband wave_1979 (800 x 571).jpg
Buff Ermine.
Buff ermine_2017 (800 x 571).jpg

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Re: MOTHS

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:30 pm

Thanks for those Kev. Instructional as ever. :yes:

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Re: MOTHS

Post by Placido » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:45 pm

Lovely shots, amazing detail.

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