Another Buff Tip moth, Phalera bucephala today I'm afraid.........V1 was taken with the Tamron 90mm, V2 is a small stack showing head details taken with the Canon MP-E 65mm. This specimen wasn't trapped, it was found on our large Buddleia in the garden.
Wingspan 42-55 mm.
When at rest, the adults of this species bear a remarkable resemblance to a broken twig of silver birch. The species is widely distributed throughout Britain, and quite common, especially in the southern half. The yellow-and-black caterpillars live gregariously and feed on a number of different deciduous trees, sometimes defoliating entire branches. The adults fly in June and July, frequenting mixed woodland.
I'll be posting a shot of Chocolate Tip moth tomorrow which is very similar but much rarer for those interested in such creatures
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|Camera:||Canon EOS 50D |
|Lens:||Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro + Canon MP-E 65mm Check out Totally Tamron!|
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||28 Jul 2012 - 10:50 AM|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|