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Wot Moff ?.............

By Brilane
I found this, dead[/i] moth on the conservatory carpet, so I took a few quick shots. I then tried to pick it up and it flew away. So I hope that it wasn't having a munch.
Does anyone know the species. Thank you all for looking.


Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

Voters: gary_d, mikbee, podgod and 18 more

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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
31 Mar 2012 7:59PM
No idea the name, Ade Osman is the man for that Brian, a good set. - gary

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mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
31 Mar 2012 8:21PM
I thought you had a new job Brian when I saw V1.
I thought it was the Popes hat here !!
So if I thought it was the Popes hat,
there in NO CHANCE of me knowing the species !!
podgod 14 513 3 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2012 8:28PM
Looks like an Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) to me. Great shot.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
31 Mar 2012 8:57PM
You certainly took advantage of your 'dead' moth --these are wonderfully descriptive images!
31 Mar 2012 10:08PM
Good shot Brian. I agree with Podgod. This moth is definitely an Angle Shades.

KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
1 Apr 2012 9:19AM
Beautiful details and colours (the carpet makes a brilliant background). Smile
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2012 2:27PM
Well 'captured' brilliant detail - Carole
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2012 2:27PM
Great captures, I had no idea of the species but have looked it up after the IDs above: Angle Shades Moth

It certainly has lovely markings!
Love, Carol xx
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
1 Apr 2012 8:18PM
What a beautifully marked moth Brian, when I saw these cracking detailed close ups I thought you'd been copying the master of the moth macros, Ade Osman's techniques
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
2 Apr 2012 10:33AM
Lol...I love it played dead and then it fluttered off Grin

Superb close-ups of this beautiful fella, Brian. Very interesing face and head he has. I especially like the sticky out bit on top of its head Smile

Never seen or heard of an Angles Shades Moth and this really is a treat.

xwang 9 56 8
2 Apr 2012 11:30AM
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2012 5:51PM
Not had much time to have a look through the vast archives of portfolios, but yours caught my eye, simply because of the quality of your rather eclectic mix of images.

Regards Nathan
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
3 Apr 2012 9:29PM
Super close ups Brian

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