Friday, 29 April 2011

Emperor Moth

Armin Grewe, over here for the WalkIslay week, has kindly sent us these Emperor Moth images which he took in the north of Islay. He thanks Scott Brown who spotted them.
Unusually, both male and female were present. The smaller, but brighter, male is about 27-32 mm in wingspan, and the larger female 35-41 mm. This beautiful moth is quite common here, found particularly on the heather moorland.
Malcolm
Female Emperor Moth

Male Emperor Moth

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