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No I'm not a blooming Dalmatian...

By NDODS    
Thank you all for you wonderful comments and votes following yesterdays upload of the 'Essex Skipper'. A further mention going to myrab (Myra) and pluckfilly (Ann) for presenting me with their User Awards.

Todays upload depoicts a beautiful moth whose identification needs some clarification buy Ade our resident expert.

Ethmia terminella

Wingspan c. 16-22mm.

This species is an occasional immigrant, mostly to the south-eastern counties, and has established localised colonies in that region.

The adults resemble a large Yponomeuta species, but have a row of black dots along the terminal edge of the forewing. Often there is a greyish area along the dorsum.

The larvae feed on the flowers and developing seeds of viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare).

Moths are on the wing between May and July.

Regards Nathan

Tags: Moth Wildlife and nature Species unknown

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
19 Jul 2013 6:25AM
What a stunning moth, Nathan, and an excellent capture of him. Carol

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 6:27AM
cracking comp and detail Nathan brilliant colour and tones a stunner nice one Wink
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
19 Jul 2013 6:42AM
What a lovely moth you have here Nathan - sitting on such a lovely flower too Smile Excellent photo !
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 6:52AM
He's a beauty! Lovely flower too. Smile

Tish1 Plus
4 16 3 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 6:53AM
Stunning image!

19 Jul 2013 7:18AM
Fine capture Nathan and a super composition,
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
19 Jul 2013 7:24AM
A Beautiful image NathenSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Wow what a beautiful moth Nathan, the colours you have together here are this one Grin

Lynette GrinGrin
19 Jul 2013 7:33AM
I've never seen one of these moths before, Nathan!
A very informative write up, thank you.
A well composed image, well taken.

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 7:36AM
A stunning capture Nathan and love the title.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 7:37AM
No Nathan, never spotted Wink one of these before!
and you certainly have a beauty of an image here
well captured
thanks for that link on my image...grateful!
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 7:45AM
Nice image of an unusual moth.
19 Jul 2013 7:46AM
Fantastic image and well captured Nathan
S_Psharma 5 1 India
19 Jul 2013 7:52AM
Lovely image nicely captured.
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
19 Jul 2013 7:53AM
This is another new moth to me: I don't recall Ade showing one of these, but of course, the old memory is not quite what it was.
The black and white shows up so well against the pink of the flower and the b/g tone, Nathan.
19 Jul 2013 7:57AM
Love your title of this great image
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
19 Jul 2013 8:06AM
Excellent photograph, lovely title, Nathan. It's so beautiful and elegant. It must have been so difficult to take it. but it's worth it. SUPERB!
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 8:07AM
Aren't moths so beautiful - I hadn't appreciated this until I joined ePZ. I love this one's fur coat - excellent detail Nathan.
ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 8:13AM
I do like the colours..
The image is sharp great DOF..
I so like the comp. A winner with me..

franken Plus
14 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 8:13AM
Excellent macro Nathan.

wnbeat 11 56 Scotland
19 Jul 2013 8:24AM
Like this one , too cold up here for them most likely !!Smile
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
19 Jul 2013 8:29AM
Lovely shot the contrast here is excellent Smile

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 141 15 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 8:34AM
A super macrao image Nathan, what a great looking moth, nice introSmileSmile

19 Jul 2013 8:47AM
Wonderful!! Great picture of both moth & flower. Well spotted, Nathan.
Beautiful capture I just love your heading. Well done Nathan.
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 8:58AM
wow that is stunning Nathan, the detail, bg and detail are amazingly.
have a great weekend
CaroleS Plus
7 430 3 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 9:06AM
Unusual, sharp with a good dof - a first class image NathanSmile
19 Jul 2013 9:18AM
Lovely mother. Ade? Where are you?

cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 27 Northern Ireland
19 Jul 2013 9:23AM
Quite wonderful....Grin
User_Removed 7 48 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 9:27AM
A super capture Nathan.
a great image Nathan are you sure that is not a dogSmileSmileSmileSmile.

19 Jul 2013 10:02AM
Fine composition and capture.
19 Jul 2013 10:04AM
In my moth book it says this is a White Ermine................very nice capture.............and great info again.........GrinGrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 150 England
19 Jul 2013 10:41AM
You've found another beauty there, Nathan, and a great title to go with it.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
19 Jul 2013 10:47AM
The elegance of these tiny moths never ceases to amaze. A fab find and gorgeous shot.
TonyDy Plus
8 7 3 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 10:51AM
Great shot, Nathan - I get these in my garden.
richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
19 Jul 2013 10:53AM
This one made me smile Nathan!! Got to be the best title of the week!!
Back to the image!! Sharp, detailed, colourful, well composed, simply a winner!!
19 Jul 2013 11:07AM
Super fine image Nathan! And the moth! Never seen anything like that before. Grin --- Best regards from Finland!Smile ---- Jukka.
19 Jul 2013 11:21AM
Excellent, well-detailed close-up here, NathanSmile
Your titles made ​​me smileSmile
Regards Valery
19 Jul 2013 11:22AM
Great detail on the moth
Irishkate Plus
6 41 110 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 11:29AM
Great humour and a beautiful critter!
Most unusual colour!
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
19 Jul 2013 11:52AM
Always a tough call to be absolutely precise with these micro Ermines (Yponomeuta) Nath, sometimes the only way you can actually tell is to dissect them and have a look at the genitalia under a scope, however I'd have said it was a fairly good call.....Good work and well done on the ID....Sorry it took me a while to get here, had to get one of the cats to the vets, poor little mites very poorly Sad

Mrsbass 4 2 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 11:59AM
Stunning image Nathan - the most beautiful moth I think I have ever seen - superbly captured.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
19 Jul 2013 12:54PM
Wow! That looks like one special moth. A very movie star type one. Beautifully captured.......Sandy
19 Jul 2013 12:58PM
Must submit this foto with the same title to National Geography
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 1:19PM
Oh isn't he smartGrinGrin..... very well groomed moth!
Lovely shot and great titleGrinGrinGrin
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 3:51PM
A beautiful moth,

19 Jul 2013 4:49PM
Stunning shot Mr amazing detail
19 Jul 2013 5:23PM
What an amazing find Nathan, and so VERY well Photographed.

John Smile
Mike_Smith Plus
10 409 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 5:32PM
Top quality Nathan, beautiful capture
Niknut Plus
7 1.5k 73 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 5:36PM
Superb shot !!!......lovely quality !!!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Jul 2013 5:42PM
A moth you want to reach in and pet, he is so dear!
xwang 8 56 8
19 Jul 2013 5:45PM
Very well done, you looked after both-flower and the moth...excellently worked out.
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
19 Jul 2013 6:32PM
Lovely combination of moth and flower Nathan.
myrab 11 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 6:39PM
Soooooo, good, love it.

pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 8:57PM
Fine shot Nathan
ColleenA Plus
5 340 5 Australia
19 Jul 2013 10:18PM
A superb capture of both moth and flower...wonderfully photographed and presented Nathan
20 Jul 2013 12:08AM
Fantastic shot as Colleen says of both a lovely moth and colourful flower. Cathy
Wow, I came a bit late to this stunning capture, an unusual colour combination , really outstanding.well deserved of the awards
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
20 Jul 2013 11:37AM
A fantastic close-up of this unusual moth, Nathan Wink
Trev Smile
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2013 1:21PM
AMAZING insect! Grin
Gets a double WOW from me....
tonyng 7 9 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2013 8:03PM
Exquisite comp. Nice combination.
Source 7
23 Jul 2013 10:11PM
A beautiful creature and photo.Great title Smile
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
28 Jul 2013 3:39PM
This one should be called a dalmatian moth Nathan, only two votes needed now to make it 101!Wink
8 Aug 2013 1:48PM
well l will get you the 100 had to look twice great shot nearly missed the moth on the petal

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