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saved this from the cat today,dont know what sort of moth it is but its quite chunky lol
he is chunky lol ..nice pic but rather you near him than me
He's a beauty, Jacquie, glad you saved him from the jaws of death! Carol
Great image wonderful detail and colour, well captured
Fabulous detail and colour
you can feel the fluffy-ness, And the colour combo is perfect
A stunning capture,brilliant detail.
STUNNING MACRO IMAGE!
That is some moth!!!!!!
Quality sharp macro work Jacquie.
What a beauty - fabulous detail. Never seen one of these - how big was it ???
thanks all for your comments
Hi Brian his body lenght is about an inch and a half,as fat as your little finger.wing span is about 10cm
My other half tells me it's an Eggar Moth...female,the male is a little smaller, darker,thinner abdomen & has feathered antennae.
thankyou Janet and other half,clint and myself have looked in our books and the internet but could not find it.
hi Janet just checked that name on internet and yes it is the Eggar moth,thanks again
Excellent....he keeps telling me he knows his stuff..seems he's right...for once !
Fantastic image and details.Shortlisted.
Lovely capture but I know I would run a mile if he fluttered by me!
An amazing capture with incredable detail.
Thanks Jacquie - went through both of my moth books last night after seeing this. I am sure it's an Eggar as Janet has said. There are several types though but the size and colour of this one suggests it's a female 'Oak Eggar'.
Others beat me to it with the ID. I only know this one because I found one in the New Forest and it posed beautifully for me. Certainly chubby, and a nice find. The males fly during the day, the females by night, which makes one wonder when they meet, lol.
Whatever it is he needs to go on a diet!
A brilliant close up of this hairy little creature, the detail is awesome.
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