monster moth

By jacquienewsham
saved this from the cat today,dont know what sort of moth it is but its quite chunky lol
comments welcome

Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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he is chunky lol ..nice pic but rather you near him than me

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CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
19 Jun 2009 6:33PM
He's a beauty, Jacquie, glad you saved him from the jaws of death! Carol
VidB Plus
8 11 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2009 7:35PM
Great image wonderful detail and colour, well captured
19 Jun 2009 7:47PM
Fabulous detail and colour

19 Jun 2009 8:01PM
you can feel the fluffy-ness, And the colour combo is perfect
A stunning capture,brilliant detail.

Jean x
michaelo Plus
10 11 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2009 8:32PM
bfgstew Plus
10 668 105 England
19 Jun 2009 8:37PM
That is some moth!!!!!!
Quality sharp macro work Jacquie.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
19 Jun 2009 8:45PM
What a beauty - fabulous detail. Never seen one of these - how big was it ???
thanks all for your comments
Hi Brian his body lenght is about an inch and a half,as fat as your little finger.wing span is about 10cm
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
19 Jun 2009 9:35PM
My other half tells me it's an Eggar Moth...female,the male is a little smaller, darker,thinner abdomen & has feathered antennae.
thankyou Janet and other half,clint and myself have looked in our books and the internet but could not find it.
19 Jun 2009 9:40PM
Great macro.
hi Janet just checked that name on internet and yes it is the Eggar moth,thanks again
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
19 Jun 2009 10:02PM
Excellent....he keeps telling me he knows his stuff..seems he's right...for once !
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
19 Jun 2009 10:10PM
Fantastic image and details.Shortlisted.
7 10 10 England
20 Jun 2009 3:42AM
Lovely capture but I know I would run a mile if he fluttered by me!
JohnH37 10 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2009 9:53AM
An amazing capture with incredable detail.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
20 Jun 2009 10:53AM
Thanks Jacquie - went through both of my moth books last night after seeing this. I am sure it's an Eggar as Janet has said. There are several types though but the size and colour of this one suggests it's a female 'Oak Eggar'.
pamelajean Plus
10 971 1862 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2009 6:28PM
Others beat me to it with the ID. I only know this one because I found one in the New Forest and it posed beautifully for me. Certainly chubby, and a nice find. The males fly during the day, the females by night, which makes one wonder when they meet, lol.
rowarrior Plus
9 4.4k 9 Scotland
20 Jun 2009 10:46PM
Whatever it is he needs to go on a diet!
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
21 Jun 2009 12:04AM
A brilliant close up of this hairy little creature, the detail is awesome.
Lovely image.

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