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by doggie
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Caterpillar ID Please!
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Caterpillar ID Please!

Nice one, thanks Dave!
by doggie
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Caterpillar ID Please!
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Caterpillar ID Please!

Found this in some long grass on a Suffolk Heath.

The colours are very striking, luminous yellow and a pinkish brown - it was about 6cm long

Thanks
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by doggie
Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July Sightings
Replies: 237
Views: 8652

Re: July Sightings

Another fabulous visitor to my garden, and I've only just realised why now.

I have one thundering great tree - and it's only a black poplar :lol:

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by doggie
Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July Sightings
Replies: 237
Views: 8652

Re: July Sightings

Great photo of the Hornet Clearwing moth Doggie... Brilliant impersonation of a real hornet isn't it and most predators would steer well clear of this harmless moth. It won't have been far away from a Black Poplar tree which are pretty rare in the UK either, so well done. There is a tree outside my...
by doggie
Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: July Sightings
Replies: 237
Views: 8652

Re: July Sightings

Bagged this a few minutes ago. What an amazing creature!

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by doggie
Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Large Copper?
Replies: 70
Views: 1450

Re: Large Copper?

Ok, I've done some research into this and studied many images and videos. Having watched the following video I'm certain this is the species that I saw... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xls_6L7p-Nc Also this pic, the groundside which I got a really got look at. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2552/39...
by doggie
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Large Copper?
Replies: 70
Views: 1450

Re: Large Copper?

Would it by any chance be a large tortoiseshell? I know some have been spotted this year in UK, but if its not that either, then idk. Also agree with Guy: Perhaps we will never know what you saw - but I'm much happier with that result than knowing what it was because you caught it and killed it, li...
by doggie
Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Large Copper?
Replies: 70
Views: 1450

Re: Large Copper?

Seen lots and lots of Painted Ladies this year, it's been wonderful :D

Not one of those - not a Comma either.

In, oooo, thirty five years of chasing butterflies I have never seen this one. :shock:
by doggie
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Large Copper?
Replies: 70
Views: 1450

Re: Large Copper?

Sorry, I should have posted this in 'identification' rather than sightings. :D I guess the odds of seeing a clouded yellow are much higher, but I have seen those before, this was a far more zingy orange and didn't fly like one of those. I got a good look at the underside or groundside, and it wasn't...
by doggie
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Large Copper?
Replies: 70
Views: 1450

Re: Large Copper?

Well, the thing about this creature was how it attracted my attention. From some 20-30 metres away I remarked at it's bright yellowy-orange colour to my wife, who was wholly disinterested :lol: I immediately knew it was something I had never seen before however and chased after it for 5 minutes befo...
by doggie
Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Large Copper?
Replies: 70
Views: 1450

Large Copper?

I'm happy for someone to tell me this was something different, but I'm fairly convinced this was a large copper, despite it's status. :? Anyway, to describe it - the open wings were entirely orange with no obvious pattern, with span of 4-5cm. I managed to approach it when resting, finally, and the c...

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