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Emperor Moth expanding and drying its wings after hatching (Saturnia pavonia) no 2

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The spectacular Emperor moth is Britain's only resident member of the Saturniidae family. It is reasonably common over much of Britain, occupying moorland and open country.

The males, which have bright orange hindwings, fly during the daytime in search of the greyer females, which fly at night. Both sexes are on the wing in April and May.

The fully grown caterpillar is green with black hoops containing yellow wart-like spots, and feeds on moorland plants such as heather (Calluna) and bramble (Rubus).

Tags: General And Moth Close-up and macro After Its Wings Emperor Hatching Drying Wildlife and nature Expanding (saturnia Pavonia)

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vickyal 11 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 7:59AM
Great close up detail.
Vicky

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motorsportpictures 11 289 23 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 9:28AM
Very well detailed macro.
Scott
Hoffy 15 262 16 England
19 Feb 2009 9:53AM
Another stunner.
19 Feb 2009 11:35AM
Another lovely Macro
Chris
19 Feb 2009 12:40PM
super close up great detail-ray
19 Feb 2009 4:04PM
Hi all thanks

Regards

Sue
SurreyHillsMan 11 27 2 England
19 Feb 2009 4:40PM
Lovely close up Sue

Jon
harrattp 12 11 4 England
19 Feb 2009 5:05PM
Well captured Sue and well presented.

Paul
19 Feb 2009 7:22PM
Hi Jon and Paul

Thanks

Regards

sue
19 Feb 2009 7:23PM
Excellent macro work.

Paul
19 Feb 2009 11:33PM
Hi Paul

Thanks

Regards

Sue
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
20 Feb 2009 8:40AM
A fantastic capture. Carol
20 Feb 2009 9:47AM
Hi Carol

Thanks

Regards

sue

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