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Moth

By JasperD  
Never seen one like this before, it changes from dull brownish and beige colors I see usually. When it spreads its wings, itīs showing bright crimson red! Unfortunately missed that. Sad

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: ringyneck, Sturt_Photos, peter_oak and 8 more


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ringyneck 15 315 18 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2009 6:09PM
Red-Underwing ??

Keith
JasperD 15 Switzerland
28 Aug 2009 6:13PM
Looks like it - you can see a small bit at its end - but when spreading, it looks more like an extension to what we see here and its really a big show between these two wings in our perception (my wife spotted it in fact, she missed it with her LX3 as well). You know the animal?
28 Aug 2009 6:27PM
good pic, i had one exactly like this in my house, when it opens it's wings it,s bright red, really pretty moth!
KarenFB Plus
16 5.8k 184 England
28 Aug 2009 7:51PM
A Jersey Tiger moth! They are very beautiful - quite a stunning sight when they are flying! You've caught it beautifully.
JasperD 15 Switzerland
28 Aug 2009 9:07PM
Thatīs very helpful. I was actually hoping for someone identifying it!
Yes, that red color is really very impressive when it flies around, but I couldnīt get a focus on it before it went out again. Wink
Thanks a lot Karen!
trissie 15 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2009 9:38PM
A great capture, well spotted.

Trish
Silverzone 14 2 England
28 Aug 2009 10:52PM
Nice Jersey Tiger moth. Good capture. Sylvia

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