A Couple of Moths


Link Posted 07/08/2019 - 23:44
A couple of contrasting moths. Not as colourful as butterflies, but lovely creatures all the same (well, I think so...).

The first is a plume moth (don't know which) that spent the evening on the back of a garden seat. It even positioned itself so a head-on shot was possible. The second is a large yellow underwing, if I've read my moth book correctly (please correct me if it isn't). It was in the garden shed and settled on the (dirty!) window. The pictures are rotated because they look better to me with the moth horizontal and the light from below makes them a little different.

K3 + Irix 150mm (plume moth), Sigma 105mm (the other moth). Both hand held, steadied against any convenient surface.

Comments etc. welcome as usual.








Link Posted 08/08/2019 - 09:15
"The first is a plume moth (don't know which)"

I think (wouldn't swear to it) that it's a Morning Glory. Quite common round here - usually in our stair-well for some reason.

Some people call me 'strange'.
I prefer 'unconventional'.
But I'm willing to compromise and accept 'eccentric'.


Link Posted 08/08/2019 - 19:34
Aitch53 wrote:
I think (wouldn't swear to it) that it's a Morning Glory.

Thank you. It looks like you're right. Another day when I've learned something new.

And the larvae feed on bindweed so they will be happy in my garden...

Last Edited by Lubbyman on 08/08/2019 - 19:37
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