Author Topic: Marvellous Moths  (Read 9749 times)

fboab

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #50 on: October 21, 2013, 10:20:37 am »
I'm cleaning out my dropbox, and found this. (I might have posted her before, elsewhere, sorry)

Look at those antennae!
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BrianI

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #51 on: October 31, 2013, 08:30:53 pm »
^^ Nice Black Arches  Lymantria monacha there, fboab!

Not had my own moth trap out in ages, what with the back garden being dug up for gas main renewal.....

Pingu

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #52 on: October 31, 2013, 09:40:43 pm »
This was in our hall the other night, but I didn't manage to get a good pic of it:


IMG_0611 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #53 on: November 01, 2013, 12:58:02 am »
Silver Y, but I guess you know!

tiermat

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #54 on: November 01, 2013, 07:33:34 am »
What is one of these?


DSC_2696 by davidmamartin, on Flickr

DSC_2685 by davidmamartin, on Flickr

Jesus H. Christonnabike, David, put them in in spolier tags, please! My eyes are itching already (see threads passim)
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Pingu

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #55 on: November 01, 2013, 11:54:38 pm »
Silver Y, but I guess you know!

Ta  :) I know very little about moffs.

Pingu

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #56 on: February 15, 2014, 10:07:11 pm »
Courtesy of Mrs P:


IMG_0726 by The Pingus, on Flickr


IMG_0733 by The Pingus, on Flickr


IMG_0732 by The Pingus, on Flickr

BrianI

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #57 on: February 22, 2014, 11:04:24 am »
They are male Pale Brindled Beauty's (females are wingless), Pingu.

Was up at RSPB Loch Leven, had the following in the moth trap:

Pale Brindled Beauty:


Dotted Border:



Must get my own trap out soon....


Pingu

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #58 on: February 22, 2014, 08:51:47 pm »
They are male Pale Brindled Beauty's (females are wingless), Pingu.

 :thumbsup:

BrianI

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #59 on: March 14, 2014, 07:19:09 pm »
Had my moth trap out at home overnight on the 13-14th March.
Captured a small haul, 1 Hebrew Character and 3 Common Quakers.

Who am I? I'm a Common Quaker:


Another Common Quaker:


 :)

Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #60 on: March 15, 2014, 09:18:11 pm »
Brian, which book are you using? It looks really good - and probably expensive!

BrianI

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #61 on: March 16, 2014, 04:54:52 pm »
Brian, which book are you using? It looks really good - and probably expensive!

I have a few moth books.  The one I use for quick references is the Concise Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland  by Martin Townsend & Paul Waring.  £12.95 on yon tree forest site.
If I need more detail, then I consult a rather more weighty tome, the Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britian and Ireland, by the same authors, £29.95.  This book is a bit more scentific, goes into more detail including larva stage.

My  third book, which deals solely in Micro moths is the Field Guide to the Micro-Moths of Great Britain and Ireland by Phil Sterling and Mark Parsons.

For a beginning mother, I'd recommend the concise guide as it isn't too technical.   :)

Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #62 on: March 16, 2014, 06:15:41 pm »
Thanks for that, Brian!

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #63 on: July 11, 2014, 03:14:30 pm »
Look what I found in the garden one evening a couple of weeks ago:



Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

David Martin

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #64 on: July 14, 2014, 10:52:25 pm »
Not really sure what these are as I am not a lepidopterist.. Seen around and about iver teh last week or so.

DSC_3193 by davidmamartin, on Flickr

DSC_3231 by davidmamartin, on Flickr

DSC_3233 by davidmamartin, on Flickr

DSC_3237 by davidmamartin, on Flickr

DSC_3271 by davidmamartin, on Flickr

DSC_3208 by davidmamartin, on Flickr
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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2014, 09:46:27 am »
Nice photos, David.  I think what you've seen are:-

Tortoiseshell (small)
Ringlet
Meadow Brown
Not sure but it might be a Meadow Brown that's had a hard time!
Peacock
Peacock caterpillars (on nettles, as predicted!)

Peter

clarion

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #66 on: July 23, 2014, 09:43:47 pm »
This beauty was on the wall of our kitchen the other night, then visited TGL's room the next day. Unfortunately, the white balance is wrong, and I can't get it closer to the real colours, but it is a bit more blue-green than depicted.

P7185796 by TJ Clarion, on Flickr

P7185797 by TJ Clarion, on Flickr

P7185798 by TJ Clarion, on Flickr
Getting there...

Ruth

Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #67 on: July 23, 2014, 09:45:58 pm »
That's so beautiful.

It's like an exquisite piece of jewellery.

clarion

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #68 on: July 23, 2014, 09:47:12 pm »
It is utterly gorgeous, and I can't capture the beauty with the camera.
Getting there...

Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #69 on: July 24, 2014, 10:59:01 am »
Beautiful veins.
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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #70 on: July 24, 2014, 11:01:32 am »
Yes, lovely; it's a Large Emerald, I think.

Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #71 on: July 24, 2014, 09:45:23 pm »
The first of this year's Jersey tourists arrives in our London garden

Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #72 on: July 25, 2014, 10:28:22 pm »
Oh look, we've now got one in the kitchen

David Martin

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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #73 on: July 27, 2014, 07:28:44 pm »
Spotted this one on the way home from the Commie games.

caterpillar by davidmamartin, on Flickr
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Re: Marvellous Moths
« Reply #74 on: July 28, 2014, 09:25:44 am »
David, that's the caterpillar of an Emperor Moth.  Appropriately, their habitat is heather!