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Green Carpet Moth

By Ade_Osman    
A very common Green Carpet Moth-Colostygia pectinataria....

The bright green colour of this moth when freshly emerged soon fades to a white-ish-brown. It inhabits a range of habitats, including heaths, mosses and woodland, and is generally common throughout most of Britain. Wingspan is about 25mm.


Hedgehog/Fox Update
Good news both the Dog fox and the Vixen made appearances on the cameras last night, but like the Hedgehogs most of the activity was in the very early hours of this morning. I was just pleased to see them both Grin No hedgehogs in the next boxes today, so cameras will be off until dusk this evening. If you do want a peek it might be best to wait until after 10pm, but who knows what might happen, after all it is 'Wildlife' and as such they can all be a bit unpredictable Tongue
Ade's Hedgehog/Fox Garden Cam

Tags: General Lepidoptera Moths Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Green Carpet Moth Colostygia pectinataria Carpet moths

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
19 Oct 2012 12:06PM
The colouring when captured and before it fades is quite beautiful, as is the patterning on the wings: lovely detail as ever, Ade.

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CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
19 Oct 2012 12:21PM
Beautifuly marked, Ade, nice one Smile Carol
19 Oct 2012 12:53PM
I am following the hedgehog trail eagerly
cant believe the size of this critter... great detail
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
19 Oct 2012 12:59PM
what a beautiful moth, I bet they are tricky to spot.
Do you run moth spotting courses?
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
19 Oct 2012 1:03PM
I like this understated moth-- beauty in the colors and shape!
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
19 Oct 2012 2:34PM
A lovely moth and very well captured by you..........Sandy
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
19 Oct 2012 2:55PM
Amazing closeup Ade. Cracking good detail.
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 3:12PM
Superb shot, Ade.
I gave Carol the hug and she asked me to return the compliment but it will have to be long distance!Grin
19 Oct 2012 3:30PM
What a beauty, gorgeous markings. Well seen - bet he is jolly well camouflaged in the greenery.

Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 3:50PM
May be common Ade...But I have never seen one!
well captured
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
19 Oct 2012 4:01PM
Another fine moth macro from Bristol's Premier Wildlife photographer, you've captured this little ones colours and wing markings in such intricate detail
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 4:03PM
What a snobTongue......................... what the heck has this moth got against red carpets, times are tough and you have to get what you canWink
Great shot Ade, glad to make it 30!
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
19 Oct 2012 4:21PM
Can't be that common Ade.
I have never seen one on my carpet !!
Good shot.
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 4:24PM
excellent moth shot Ade, beautiful wing patterns
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 4:44PM
Wonderful shot Ade, but dont they eat carpetsTongueTongueTongueTongueWink will have a look for the foxes later.
Great shot Ade. Lovely wing pattern.

WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
19 Oct 2012 5:05PM
Would make a very good pattern for a carpet. Lovely looking murth Smile

carper123 Plus
4 927 8 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 5:44PM
Superb capture, Ade, luv the background colour, really sets the image off, wonderful detail.
Nice one,
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 8:39PM
Perfect shot, love it - our hedgie went to sleep for winter just as bonfire night arrived, will be interesting to see when yours might do the sameSmile
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1833 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2012 10:17PM
Just glad I haven't got a green carpet, thenGrin!
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2012 8:29AM
Grin Nathan
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
20 Oct 2012 12:20PM
Bet this little beggar is hard to spot with that camoflauge Nature has provided it with. Good spot, eagle-eye.


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