Thank you all for you wonderful comments and votes following yesterdays upload of the 'Essex Skipper'. A further mention going to myrab (Myra) and pluckfilly (Ann) for presenting me with their User Awards.
Todays upload depoicts a beautiful moth whose identification needs some clarification buy Ade our resident expert.
Wingspan c. 16-22mm.
This species is an occasional immigrant, mostly to the south-eastern counties, and has established localised colonies in that region.
The adults resemble a large Yponomeuta species, but have a row of black dots along the terminal edge of the forewing. Often there is a greyish area along the dorsum.
The larvae feed on the flowers and developing seeds of viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare).
Moths are on the wing between May and July.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 550D |
|Lens:||Tamron SP Di Macro 90.0 mm F2.8 Check out Totally Tamron!|
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||15 Jul 2013 - 2:52 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/2.8|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|