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Moth for I.D. Please

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 10:00 pm
by John Candlish
Could someone please identify this lovely large moth which I saw this afternoon close to Littlemill Bing, Rankinston, Ayrshire.

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Re: Moth for I.D. Please

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 7:56 am
by ron
Hi John

Re: Moth for I.D. Please

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 9:09 pm
by ScottD
I agree, female Emperor.

Re: Moth for I.D. Please

PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 4:29 pm
by TamStewart
It's generally the male emperor moth that is seen by day scouring the heather for the female you saw. It is a fast flying very colourful moth with bright orange hindwings.

Re: Moth for I.D. Please

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 7:55 am
by John Candlish
So it is a female Emperor Moth, thanks very much.