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Jersey Tiger (Euplagia quadripunctaria)! seen 23/8/12!


Jersey Tiger (Euplagia quadripunctaria)! seen 23/8/12!

We saw this beautiful Moth lurking in our conifers, it revealed a gorgeous bright orange underwing that was dotted with black spots. Of course it would not open its wings to reveal this amazing colour and we had had enough of standing with camera poised. It was after all time for tea!
ps. Muddy corrected the name for me as I had got the wrong one! Lol



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great photo

23 Aug, 2012

 

Wow that certainly lives upto its name ;0)

23 Aug, 2012

 

very striking,GM......I bet your arms were aching waiting for the wings to open.

23 Aug, 2012

 

how gorgeous!!

23 Aug, 2012

 

Lol, they were J. I am not the most patient patient and got fed up quite quickly, after all it was tea time!
Thanks Yorks & Pp. & Paul. If you google images of this you will see its incredible colour scheme. :)

23 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks Grandmage - I will do this :-)))

23 Aug, 2012

 

That was quick Paul Lol :) enjoy.

23 Aug, 2012

 

I looked at its caterpillar stage too - really fluffy thing

23 Aug, 2012

 

Amazing Paul all furry. :)

23 Aug, 2012

 

I think these maybe the ones that run fast as caterpillars too

23 Aug, 2012

 

Wonderful photo it s lovely well done capturing it

23 Aug, 2012

 

Lol Paul, not going to hang around and wait for that to happen, too scaredy! Lol
Thanks 6d, we were lucky to see it, just a chance.

23 Aug, 2012

 

wow great picture:))))

24 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks Mark, looks like the camouflage on an aircraft!

24 Aug, 2012

 

Ooh Grandmage . . not your common or garden Tiger Moth. This is a Jersey Tiger (Euplagia quadripunctaria)! Here's a link :-

http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?id=862

24 Aug, 2012

 

Well funny you should say that Muddy, have been searching through photos and I was not sure which one he was, he is a bit off course!!!! Lol
Thanks though, will change his name! and check your link. x

24 Aug, 2012

 

Such beautiful colours.....

11 Oct, 2012

 

Amazing aren't they Dd?

12 Oct, 2012

 

It looks exotic.....

12 Oct, 2012

 

The colour underneath its wings was like your avatar, Dd.

12 Oct, 2012

 

Wow....

12 Oct, 2012

 

Stunning! I would also have been thrilled to see this in my garden. Of course, that's never going to happen is it! lol ;)

20 Nov, 2012

 

lovely moth I also like the look of the conifer it is on

20 Nov, 2012

 

Well Karen I didnt expect this to be in my garden either, think he was off course!
Paul, my conifers have been in our garden for a good thirty years and have got too big to handle, we might have to have them taken out :( or pruned really hard.

20 Nov, 2012

 

superb moth & nicely captured. Have'nt seen one for years.

21 Nov, 2012

 

Just happened to see him land there Bampy and he was showing his true orange colour until I got the camera and he went shy on me!!!

22 Nov, 2012

 

Good photo of the moth Grandmage. We get a few different sorts up here but unless I look up the photos with the names on I can never remember them.

11 Dec, 2012

 

Lindak I didnt know this one either, Muddy told me so I edited the title!!

11 Dec, 2012

 

We get a special moth that has very colourful caterpillars with little tufts on that like heucheras and when there are too many on one plant I move some to another so that they don't desolate the plants. They can irritate the skin so I am careful how I handle them.

12 Dec, 2012

 

Lin, you have to be quite careful with some of them I believe, i dont like wiggly things so would only look from a distance. ;)

12 Dec, 2012



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