Leading you up the garden path.

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Crimson Speckled Footman on Lemon Verbena.

10/02/17

http://www.ddcr.org/florafauna/Detail.aspx?Class=Arthropods&Referrer=Arctiidae&Subclass=&Id=109

 

A truly gorgeous moth that I have only see once before.  Yet another reason to always carry the camera, because you never know what’s up the garden path.

 

Ark

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19 thoughts on “Leading you up the garden path.

    1. Couldn’t say to be honest. As I wrote, only the second time I’ve seen one.
      You do get them as migrants in the UK, apparently, but not often seen.
      They originate from around the Med and North Africa

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      1. Oh, I didn’t read the words. I’ve got a new camera, digital SLR, but I’m not convinced it takes much better photos than my old cheapie. I’ll have to wait for decent light and butterflies to give it a proper go.

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          1. But in the animal (bug?) kingdom, it’s the male that’s always the “prettiest” — to attract, subdue, and molest the female. (This does not necessarily hold true among humans. 🙂 )

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  1. That must’ve taken you hours … mutter mutter mutter … I saw a butterfly, last week. One blasted cabbage white, and that was it. I blame the Americans—and we’re waaaaay down on bees too; I may as well blame the Yanks for that as well. Again.

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    1. It caught my eye from the other side of the garden as it landed on the Verbena bush. I didn’t realise what it was until I had carefully walked over,camera at the ready. What a pleasant surprise.
      We’ve been a bit thin on the ground variety wise this season as far as butterflies and moths go. I’m hopeful that with the good rains we’ve been having over the past week we’ll see a few more of the regulars turning up.

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