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A Box-tree moth.

By mike9005
Thanks to Alfie_P for your UA. Thanks to everyone for your kind, humorous comments and votes for yesterday.
Back to flat earth, I spotted this stowaway in my garden yesterday. I say stowaway because it appeared in this country in the county of Kent in 2007, Plus Fife, in Scotland in 2018. Apparently, having been transported by ship from either China or the Korean part of the world, with a timber consignment. It is tiny, with a wingspan of 40mm, though mine looked half of that. I was really lucky to spot it and have it land long enough for me to photograph, though the sun wasn't in my favour. But beggers cannot be choosers.

Tags: Garden Wildlife and nature Box-wood moth

Voters: Daisymaye, FrancisChiles, grulis and 67 more

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Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
14 Sep 2020 2:18AM
You were lucky to have captured it. It's quite lovely.
14 Sep 2020 2:38AM
A beautiful image of this Box-tree Moth.
Such a find, well seen and taken.
debu 10 India
14 Sep 2020 3:41AM
Great capture.
lil48 Plus
10 25
14 Sep 2020 6:44AM
Great shot, never seen one of these. Lilian
gpimages 10 65 England
14 Sep 2020 7:12AM
Good one Mike.
14 Sep 2020 8:01AM

Quote:Such a find, well seen and taken.
I agree! SmileSmileSmile

Alfie_P Plus
13 738 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2020 8:06AM
Splendid image & capture Mike 😊

14 Sep 2020 8:11AM
Excellent capture Mike,
14 Sep 2020 8:12AM
Very fine moth capture, besutiful.
14 Sep 2020 10:14AM
a great find and an excellent capture, Mike
jacomes Plus
5 26 22 Portugal
14 Sep 2020 10:15AM
Pretty moth, but let's hope it's not an invasive species.
Excellent picture of it anyway.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2020 1:07PM
What a delightful find !! That moth is exquisite !!
Isabel GrinGrin
carol01 8 37
14 Sep 2020 1:57PM
Lovely image

mac Plus
19 8 Scotland
14 Sep 2020 2:27PM
Quite a rare moth, according to your notes. Lucky to spot it as quite small, but a super capture with all its details nicely displayed.
capto Plus
8 6.4k 21 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2020 5:57PM
A well taken shot. Another beauty that is becoming a pest.Smile
14 Sep 2020 10:29PM
A beauty Mike..Lin
15 Sep 2020 12:45AM
A beautiful capture...even if it is invasive....hopefully not a problem.

16 Sep 2020 4:07AM
A very attractive moth Mike ...with an interesting story.
Like Peter mentioned hopefully it is a harmless invader!
Cheers Walt

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