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#76

RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:13 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

Thank's Derek.

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#77

RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:50 pm
by Brian.G | 475 Posts

Had a hummingbird hawkmoth in the garden this evening at 9.00 pm feeding on red valerian.

Tried to get a photo but too dark and the moth too flighty

Will post a photo later this week.

Brian


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#78

RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:53 pm
by Steve Egglestone | 664 Posts

Originally posted by Brian.G
Had a hummingbird hawkmoth in the garden this evening at 9.00 pm feeding on red valerian.

Tried to get a photo but too dark and the moth too flighty

Will post a photo later this week.

Brian


Let me know if it shows again! And a welcome of a bacon buttie would'nt go a miss.


http://southtynesidebirder.blogspot.com/

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#79

RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:27 am
by Brian.G | 475 Posts

Originally posted by Steve Egglestone

Originally posted by Brian.G
Had a hummingbird hawkmoth in the garden this evening at 9.00 pm feeding on red valerian.

Tried to get a photo but too dark and the moth too flighty

Will post a photo later this week.

Brian


Let me know if it shows again! And a welcome of a bacon buttie would'nt go a miss.




Steve,

You are welcome anytime. The only problem is, going by previous years, the moth's appearance is difficult to predict and it only hangs around for about 10 mins. The first time I saw it in the garden was about ten years ago and I honestly thought it was a hummingbird as it flitted from flower to flower drinking the nectar.

Brian


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#80

RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:32 am
by Brian.G | 475 Posts

Saw a magpie moth in Beaconside this morning lying flat on a variegated leaf trying to disguise itself from predators. If I managed to spot it I don't think it stands much chance of avoiding being eaten.

Brian


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#81

RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:11 pm
by Michael_A | 74 Posts

100% common blue male butterfly.

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#82

RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:21 pm
by degsy_safc | 458 Posts

Originally posted by Michael_A
100% common blue male butterfly.


I knew you would know for definite - what is the clincher regarding ID Michael??


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Cheers,
Derek

Website: http://www.digiphotog.com

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#83

RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:59 pm
by Michael_A | 74 Posts

Habit of seeing them in there enviroment for many years. Technically they are obvious from underwing views, upper wings of holly blue are noticeably chequered around forewings whilst common blue are clear white. Photo of Holly Blue off British Butterfly website

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Holly Blue.jpg

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#84

RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:22 pm
by jason | 255 Posts

I saw a Small Magpie Moth yesterday Brian.


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#85

RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:25 am
by Brian.G | 475 Posts

Saw a dor beetle on Cleadon Hills last night. Even thought they are classed as common I never fail to be impressed by these things. This beetle is black tinged with blue at least an inch long and half an inch wide.

Brian


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#86

RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:28 am
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Quite a few Chimney Sweep moths on the Leas this morning on the dog walk although I think there could be one less as I am sure the puppy took one out in mid flight as he is eating anything and everything that moves.

John

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#87

RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:01 pm
by Brian.G | 475 Posts

Originally posted by johnsulli
Quite a few Chimney Sweep moths on the Leas this morning on the dog walk although I think there could be one less as I am sure the puppy took one out in mid flight as he is eating anything and everything that moves.

John



John,

Same on Cleadon Hills the place is alive with them. Some of the dogs love to chase and catch them. A bit dry for my taste.

Brian


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#88

RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:54 pm
by Brian.G | 475 Posts

A few photos from yesterday's visit to Chopwell woods. Those wood ants are manic and need to chill a bit!!

Brian


The following contents have been linked to this post:
Beetle
Fly
Grasshopper
Speckled wood
Wood ants


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#89

RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:02 am
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Saw my first Six Spot Burnett moth on the Leas this morning. (Last year the first down here was on the 27th June)

John


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#90

RE: Anything that flies other than birds

in Moths, Butterflies, Dragonflies etc. Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:53 pm
by sless | 150 Posts

my 1st decent moth photo from dubai

Attached pictures:
Copy of dubai 2011 597a.jpg

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