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Samjpikey

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I found this outside work yesterday morning and I thought I should share it ,


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dw1305

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Hi all,
I can do this one, it is a "Jersey Tiger" <Jersey Tiger Euplagia quadripunctaria - UKMoths>. I remember the first one I ever saw was on a Buddleia bush at Stoke Gabriel (just. West of Paignton), you can't tell from the photo, but it is a large butterfly sized moth and I stared at it for about 10 minutes on the grounds that it must be a tropical immigrant or escape from a Butterfly house.

Now they've spread from S. Devon to London, most of the S. coast, Bristol etc.

cheers Darrel
 

Samjpikey

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Dusky thorn ????

Apparently they can look yellow like this under artificial light , but more browny in natural light .


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aliclarke86

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I think you may be right there I don't know anything about moths. Spent a good couple hours looking today but there are thousands!!

This was under fluorescent light too so maybe why its so yellow

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Samjpikey

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Well I've read that this year there has been an increase in butterflies ,
After the last few years being a big decline .
I don't know if you've noticed but take a look around tomorrow and you will be pleasantly surprised :)




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sparkyweasel

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I love moths, and insects generally. Does any-one know what this one is? They love my lillies, guzzle the nectar.
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Samjpikey

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Funny .... My wife found this moth today in a sealed pack of grapes from sainsburys , they said grown in Egypt so whether they get packaged there I don't know !!


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Hey guys,
Nice pic of that atlas Dan :)

We found this on the floor outside our workshop, unfortunately dead, but I've been looking to see what it is. Haven't found a name for it as yet, any ideas?

Phone camera (sorry!)

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Cheers,
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