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Re: MOTHS

Postby greg » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:45 pm

One from last nights trap. This moth is a first for me :photo:
It's described as 'when at rest closely resembles a broken Birch twig '.
It's called Buff Tip ( about 30 mm long ).

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Re: MOTHS

Postby Placido » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:41 am

Hooray for A First :trophy:
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Re: MOTHS

Postby greg » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:44 pm

A few more from the trap ..............

Middle barred minor.

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Spruce carpet.

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Dark arches.

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Re: MOTHS

Postby greg » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:51 am

Don't know how this one gets its name - it's called a Bee Moth.

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Re: MOTHS

Postby nuthatch » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:14 am

greg wrote:Poplar Hawkmoth. A member of the Hawk moth family. Every year I manage to get one of these friendly giants. This one has a wing span of just under 3 inches.

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Egbert :D :butterfly:
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Re: MOTHS

Postby greg » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:04 pm

Got the Moth traps out last night and this morning there were hundreds in it! It was moth heaven for a juvenile robin who circled the area where I was hiding them.
The Yellow Underwings were everywhere. They must have had a party last night !

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Re: MOTHS

Postby Mike_k » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:18 pm

This is a Garden Tiger - never knew we had moths like this and never seen one before.

ImageGarden Tiger Moth by Michael Kirtley, on Flickr
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Re: MOTHS

Postby greg » Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:38 pm

I've never caught a Garden Tiger moth. They're on my wish list though !
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Re: MOTHS

Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:17 pm

When I was a lad I found a hairy caterpillar wandering around my garden and decided it would be fun(for me not the caterpillar) to keep it in and old sweet jar. I dutifully fed it cabbage leaves and in due course it turned into a chrysalis. I forget now how long I had to wait for the chrysalis to hatch but eventually it did to reveal a Garden Tiger. Result one very happy dirty kneed schoolboy. :)
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Re: MOTHS

Postby Mike_k » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:08 pm

When I was trying to identify it the description said it was the most common 'hairy' caterpillar.
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