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Re: MOTHS

Postby 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

Postby nuthatch » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:01 am

:yikes:

:butterfly: wow :bat: :yes: :D
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Re: MOTHS

Postby greg » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:00 am

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

Gold Spot.

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Ghost Moth.

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Common Swift.

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Re: MOTHS

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby greg » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:48 pm

A few from last weekend....

Dark Marbled Carpet.

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Middle Barred Minor.

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Scalloped hazel.

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Re: MOTHS

Postby greg » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:13 pm

Common Marbled carpet.

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Riband wave.

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Buff Ermine.

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Re: MOTHS

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:30 pm

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

Postby Placido » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:45 pm

Lovely shots, amazing detail.
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