Twenty-plume moth

Didn't know where to post this really...

Anyway, this moth was in our office kitchen today! Only about 1.5 cm across but wow, what a moth! Just had to share it! :-)

Against the window with the light behind, you can see the 'plumes' quite clearly! Gorgeous!

 

"All weeds are flowers, once you get to know them" (Eeyore)

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  • Fabulous moth!  Haven't seen one of those before.

    There is something new to learn everyday...

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  • In reply to Sarum Bat:

    Amazing! I have certainly never seen one like that either. I have just looked it up though and there's always hope as apparently it likes honeysuckle (Lonicera) and I have several in my garden and yard.

    The necessity of bird-watching is a really good reason for avoiding all forms of housework.

    The dust will still be there tomorrow - the birds may not be!

  • In reply to Squirrel:

    I am sure I would have remembered seeing one like that. Lovely photograph. Shows all the detail. Thanks.

  • In reply to Brenda H:

    Wow cool photo!  I've seen a plume moth but it was a white one...

    Millie & Fly the Border Collies

  • In reply to KatTai:

    That’s beautiful, I can’t say I’ve ever seen one of those before. I love spotting unusual insects/animals I’ve never seen before, I’m trying to get into the habit of always carrying a camera (I’m failing miserably so far)..

     

    I spotted this on a bramble a week or so ago, luckily it hung round long enough for me to get the camera

    Build it and they will come.

  • In reply to Wildlife friendly:

    Hi MarJus, lovely photo - the moth is beautiful (I had a top once exactly the same design as the wings between the spines!).

    WF - I know what you mean about getting the photo - I tried the same sort of thing but by the time, I'd got the camera, checked the exposure, zoom, stabilising without a tripod, the poor thing died of old age!

    Regards

    Kerry

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  • Hi MarJus,

    Lovely photos of a very good looking moth, also you never know where or when you can find unsual

    wildlife,

    regards

    Regards  Derek

     

  • In reply to NandW:

    Hi WF - a great photo from you as well.

    The necessity of bird-watching is a really good reason for avoiding all forms of housework.

    The dust will still be there tomorrow - the birds may not be!

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    In reply to Squirrel:

    hi MarJus

    Wonder what that lovely Moth is.  He is quite a speciman?

    Wonder why he has spread his wings out as he has.

    WF - another beautiful speciman to behold,  Wonder what it is?

    Regards

    Kathy and Dave

  • In reply to Anonymous:

    Nicki C said:

    hi MarJus

    Wonder what that lovely Moth is.  He is quite a speciman?

    Hi Kathy

    It's a Twenty-plume Moth

    The necessity of bird-watching is a really good reason for avoiding all forms of housework.

    The dust will still be there tomorrow - the birds may not be!