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Identification of Butterfly?


Identification of Butterfly?

This butterfly was struggling to move and it seemed one of its wings was damaged...Could this be a Forester spotted?The antennae look like those belonging to butterflies not moths.



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Could it be a cream-spot tiger moth? Looked it up on Butterfly Conservation site.

16 Jun, 2020

 

Just looked it up....seems very similar,Anget....It's an area I'm not familiar with.

16 Jun, 2020

 

LOOKING AT THE MARKINGS IT LOOKS LIKE A SCARLET TIGER MOTH IN THE BOOK I HAVE, AND THE CATERPILLARS LIVE ON COMFREY AND NETTLES.

17 Jun, 2020

 

Yes,it does seem to be that particular one,Lindak...saw it again this am...the wing is certainly damaged.

17 Jun, 2020

 

PERHAPS IT WILL SURVIVE AS LONG AS IT GETS SOME FOOD FROM THE PLANT FLOWERS.

17 Jun, 2020

 

Lovely pic, Julia. Hopefully it’ll manage to survive despite the little injury..

18 Jun, 2020

 

Very wet day today so no sign of it.

18 Jun, 2020

 

Have you spotted your little friend again, Julia?

20 Jun, 2020

 

Not the one here,Kate,but on our walk a similar type on the road....of course it could have been the original one.Wasn't too far from the house.

20 Jun, 2020



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