Author Topic: Marvellous Moths  (Read 29470 times)

BrianI

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2013, 07:24:18 pm »

Pingu

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2013, 08:20:47 pm »
In our hallway:


IMG_0246 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Opisthograptis luteolata I'd say  ;)

Steph

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2013, 08:56:44 pm »
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

BrianI

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2013, 01:22:15 pm »
A few lovely moths today including:

Burnished Brass:


Lempke's Gold Spot:


A pity the camera hasn't capture how shiny these moths are!

David Martin

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2013, 09:28:44 pm »
What is one of these?


DSC_2696 by davidmamartin, on Flickr

DSC_2685 by davidmamartin, on Flickr
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BrianI

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2013, 09:37:26 pm »
What is one of these?

I think that may be a Vapourer moth larva:
http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=5683

David Martin

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2013, 09:42:49 pm »
Seems about right.
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BrianI

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2013, 06:24:25 pm »
(Bathroom) Ceiling Moth is watching you exfoliate:



Swallow-tailed Moth.


BrianI

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2013, 06:02:07 pm »
A good haul in the moth trap this morning - 22 species, 79 moths.

Introducing, "Plain Golden Y"


 :)

Pingu

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2013, 11:06:22 am »

IMG_0452 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2013, 11:25:10 am »
Funny how I should stumble across this thread after I was taking piccies of moths the other night, for no other reason that I could ;-)

No idea about species etc., but both of these were taken inside my home office - since I tend to work with the lights off and the windows open, I tend to get a lot of fluttery things during the summer and they do seem particularly keen on the glow from my monitors.


(I'm guessing that the blue/grey-eye is a result of me using a flash)


(this fella's wing had obviously seen better days - didn't seem to be much of a handicap though)

BrianI

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2013, 08:16:52 am »
Funny how I should stumble across this thread after I was taking piccies of moths the other night, for no other reason that I could ;-)

No idea about species etc., but both of these were taken inside my home office - since I tend to work with the lights off and the windows open, I tend to get a lot of fluttery things during the summer and they do seem particularly keen on the glow from my monitors.

https://www.interzen.co.uk/landfill/media/images/P1020228.JPG
(I'm guessing that the blue/grey-eye is a result of me using a flash)

https://www.interzen.co.uk/landfill/media/images/P1020229.JPG
(this fella's wing had obviously seen better days - didn't seem to be much of a handicap though)

First one, I think, is a Purple Thorn
Second one is a rather knackered Mottled Beauty.

Oh, and pesky immigrant moths, coming to the UK and exciting us moth enthusiasts:
Bedstraw Hawk-moth (At RSPB Loch Leven)

http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=1111

 

Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2013, 08:28:58 am »
I could do with some advice about moving moths. Even if the advice is - don't.

We get quite a few coming into work at night as we've got all the doors and shutters open to keep cool and I'm guessing that they don't make their way out again.
 I'm also guessing that if I chuck them out, they'll just come back in again anyway.

Not sure what's best to do but I don't like doing nothing (unless I know it's for the best), if you see what I mean?

Pingu

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2013, 10:49:18 pm »
What's this then?


IMG_0466 by The Pingus, on Flickr

BrianI

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2013, 08:05:13 am »

Pingu

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2013, 11:25:01 am »
Cheers Brian  :thumbsup:

fboab

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2013, 09:28:21 am »
Hanging around the dumbells in the gym this morning:


It's huge- that's a 5kg weight it's dwarfing.

Is it a poplar hawk-moth?
(http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=4533)
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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2013, 09:59:54 am »
Sadly I haven't managed to have a camera to hand, but we've been getting plenty of visits from Jersey Tiger Moths this summer - we've seen a few in previous years but this sumemr they seem to be here in bigger numbers than ever.  They're real glamour moths.
(pic borrowed from web)

Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #43 on: August 05, 2013, 11:02:34 am »
Lucky, lucky you!

Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2013, 05:31:26 pm »
Lucky, lucky you!

Funnily enough we spotted another jersey tiger moth high up on the internal wall of the reception area at one of our local NHS premises this morning. 

Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2013, 12:05:56 am »
It's not fair!

BrianI

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #46 on: September 03, 2013, 10:29:09 am »
Bonus day off, so out with the moth trap!
Tawny Speckled Pug:


Pink Barred Sallow:


Grey Chi:


and a punnet of Large Yellow Underwings: (Where is Professor Quatermass when you need him?)

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2013, 08:23:09 pm »
What is this that was camped out on the living room door?



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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #48 on: October 10, 2013, 09:24:34 pm »
An angleshades moth.

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #49 on: October 11, 2013, 08:20:42 am »
Thanks :thumbsup:
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