Butterflies & Moths 2020

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Beautiful captures!

    Here's a moth I've found on my window this morning - around 2cm

    Its underside

  • Looks like Common Carpet Sandra but a very pretty moth despite it's name!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Thanks Wendy :) Shame it's missing some of its wing
  • Bit like my poor Emperor ... often get caught in sticky spiderwebs & tear bits off to get free!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • You were lucky to get an Emperor, never had one here. One of the two EHM pupae from last year's caterpillars has been unearthed from my Fuschia pot so I've gently covered it back over.
  • I cheated Sandra ... have a pheromone lure!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • Oh you would have! lol ;)
  • Overnight trap threw up a total of SEVEN male Muslin Moths!!!!  Plus this beauty which I think is The Lychnis

    BBYU caterpillar eating & pooing well & a new incumbent in the form of a brown pupa which neighbour dug up whilst weeding, a wait 'n see job?

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    Nigel O said:

    Must be tempting to go completely bonkers with your new found freedom on Monday, trying to go to as many places as possible all at once!!

    I did think of going off to do a moth trap at 00h05 on the 11th, just because I can, but mybe leave it till Monday night. The weather is against doing much but may just go out on a few daytrips with a sandwich!! Certainly no socialising for a long time, still debating whether to do "normal" shopping, it's all a bit traumatising. I feel safe now & don't want to do anything to jeopardise it.

    We still have a daily walk for an hour & today was a real WOW factor. This beauty was hanging onto a piece of grass, sticking out on the road about 200m from the houes. It's a Willowherb Hawkmoth & only ever seen one once before which was already dead.

    As any passing car on this narrow lane would have killed it, I transferred the grass to a safer place away from the edge.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • A great spot.
    I'd be packing the sandwiches ready!

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    Nige   Flickr