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The Herald

By KarenFB
Not as good as some, but I had to share - my first sighting of The Herald. Such a beautiful moth. I was getting all the cobwebs off my log basket (yes, it's that time of year again), making sure there were no nasty surprises coming indoors with it, when out fluttered a 'dead leaf'.

It sat on a very wet path shivering, so after running in and fetching my camera I offerred it a finger, which it quickly crawled onto. After a few more seconds it took wing and I didn't see it again. I'm a bit disappointed with the image, because of the blurred wings, but I'm still pleased I caught it.

Version 2 is equally blurry because of it shivering, but it shows its lovely little stripped legs!

Tags: Moth Insect Wildlife and nature The Herald

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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
9 Oct 2012 7:38PM
Not one I've heard of but irt certainly looks one of the prettier.


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Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
9 Oct 2012 7:57PM
fancy disturbing it from it's hibernation place, shame on you! Grin They shiver in order to warm up and take to the wing....

KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
9 Oct 2012 8:06PM
Thanks everyone!

That's it Ade, make me feel guilty! Wink (Actually, I read in my book they fly from August to November, so I'm sure he'll find a lovely cosy nook somewhere in the log shed before then!) Smile
9 Oct 2012 8:13PM
Great image, great commentary Karen. I wish it well!

CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
9 Oct 2012 9:04PM
What a beautiful moth, Karen, never seen one of these before, maybe you will come across him again somewhere Smile Carol
a lovely shot of nature at it's best.

KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
10 Oct 2012 4:48AM
Thank you everyone! Smile
Tibetan 4 3 England
11 Oct 2012 2:28PM
Never seen one of these before, well I might have done!, in the natural history museum south kensington, spent ages as a kid long time ago, nice one like both shots, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
11 Oct 2012 2:57PM
Thank you! Grin
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
11 Oct 2012 4:57PM
A great find Karen, the detail and colours have been superbly recorded
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
11 Oct 2012 5:01PM
Thanks Edmund! Smile
12 Oct 2012 1:31PM
They are good allergens,be careful.
29 Oct 2012 4:09PM
Great catch! Lovely moth Smile One I've never seen.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
1 Nov 2012 3:33PM
You got some good detail Karen - it would have been pumping itself up for flight.Smile
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
1 Nov 2012 9:08PM
Thanks everyone! Smile

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