Mostly Moths 2019

  • Just try picking it up, it'll soon get nasty! LOL You could look at the end of it's body to see if it has claspers or egg-laying hole, that's if it stops bombing around! Thay are beautiful though, haven't had one yet this year.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Will have a look when l pick it up H ... will report back if I survive the ordeal! Lol

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • Are you still with us Wendy!!!!? What a huge beast, don't think I'd like to bump into him/her in the dark,

    Lot to learn

  • Just think what it'll be like when there are more of them and you're outnumbered. They'll be picking you up to see if you squeak!!

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    Nige   Flickr

  • Lol Nige ... scream more like!!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Any news on your Deaths Head Moths Wendy? We got back from holiday a week ago & managed a couple of traps but the weather has gone belly up now. I had a day out looking for ladybirds with others & found a few & this caterpillar which I think is a moth larve but not sure. It looks similar to Gelechiidae. Any ideas?

    Also found this one a Dark Dagger

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France


  • As a newcomer to this thread, I'll post a few photos of what I believe is a lunar yellow underwing moth. Taken in July this year in the garden in East Dorset.

    It would be great if someone confirms my identification.

    Russ

  • Hi Russ, first impression for me is Large Yellow Underwing but wait for Hazel as she pupated one to emerging last year & may have pics!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Thanks Wendy
    :-)
  • Hi Russ, I'd go along with Wendy, too long for the Lunar & the kidney is very dark, plus the oval mark doesn't have a white border. In fact I've never seen one, Wendy must have been thinking of the Lunar Underwing I had! LOL

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France