Sunday, 8 April 2012

U.F.O.

U.F.O. by julian sawyer
U.F.O., a photo by julian sawyer on Flickr.


I am not known for my identification skills, but after a while trawling through reference books, I have decided that this is a moth. If anyone has any other names for it, please feel free to let me know.

5 comments:

Bovey Belle said...

Will away to my bed now, but will look up my Dorset Moths book in the morning . . . Brilliant photo . . .

MrsL said...

Looks as if it could be one of the hawk moths, to me.

MrsL
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Julian Sawyer said...

Thanks both of you. Someone mentioned that it could be an Angle Shades Moth! I really should do some homework.

MrsL said...

Coudl well be - given the crimpiness of the bottom of the wings; I was just going by the colours and pattern, but it's a great picture. Looking up the Angle Shades moth on Google, I've found a chrysallis like that several times in the garden, so thanks, I know what it is now :)

MrsL
x

Bovey Belle said...

It does look like the photo of the Angle Shades moth in "Moths of Trigon" by Chris Manley. According to his notes, it feeds on "anything, any time"!!!

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