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Does anyone know the name of this wonderful moth, please? He was in my garden this afternoon. I've never seen one like this before!



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No, but its really, really wierd lookin, a bit like a sat pic of some wierd landscape, are yer sure its a moth...:)

3 May, 2010

 

Mountainous region, sourthern France...maybe? sorry couldn't help it.

3 May, 2010

 

I think it is the orange tip butterfly. t has a similar pattern to this on its underwing. It is a butterfly though spritz as it has clubbed antennae.
only the male has the orange tips and this is proably the female as there is no hint of orange.

3 May, 2010

 

Well - it looked like a moth, April, and disppeared after I got the photo! Nope - I don't think it's France....lol.

Is it, Sbg? Thanks - I've seen a lot of orange tipped butterflies in the garden over the past few weeks. :-)))

3 May, 2010

 

www.butterfly-guide.co.uk/species/whites/welc1.htm
have a look on here spritz there are some lovely images.

3 May, 2010

 

I'm going to look too:-)

3 May, 2010

 

i've just been on looking at moths, didn't realize they were so nice, don't usually stick around them for that long, they always seem to fly right at me. i've not even looked at the butterflies yet. also didn't know that about the difference, do now tho' thanks, will hopefully be able to tell the dif now.

3 May, 2010

 

They don't sit still long enough to find out, do they April? lol.

Sbg - you are a star! :-))))))))))

4 May, 2010

 

no, especially when i'm there...must be my shining light !!! either that or they're trying to find the south of France. :)
i usually have a butterfly come into my house in summer, it (or they) fly onto the landing and they stay for ages. the black and red ones, yep very common and i don't even know the name of it...i'm such a beginner in all of this,

4 May, 2010

 

Red Admiral? Possibly? I have a butterfly book - but I still never remember their names - I just enjoy their company in the garden. :-))

4 May, 2010

 

It looks like Euchloe ausonides or Large Marble

4 May, 2010

 

Thank you - I'll have to check up!

4 May, 2010

 

It does look rather similar Paul, but do they live in England ? Think, having looked it's probably orange tip, clever Sb girl:-) Don't we learn a lot on this site:-)

4 May, 2010

 

We do indeed. :-)))

4 May, 2010

How do I say thanks?

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