Trapping moths

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  1. Campercaillie

    Campercaillie Read Only Funster

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    As a newbie on The Forum, I was looking through this section of hobbies, (some unusual) and thought I would add mine - that of trapping moths. My son, a field ecologist started me off, got me hooked, and for a birthday present bought me my own moth trap, and it ties in quite well with my other hobby of photography. Moths to me were always viewed as little brown flying insects, but when you start identifying them it opens up a whole new world of colour and variety that I didn't realise existed.
    Here is just a little sampler of those I've caught already .......

    Below - the Poplar Hawkmoth, one of our biggest - described as common, so how come - with a wingspan of around 3 inches, I'd never seen one before??!!

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    And another fairly large moth, and one of my favourites, the Garden Tiger, again - fairly common (The scale is millimetric) ......

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    and one of our more more normal-sized moths, the Beautiful Golden Y.....

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    and finally, the Burnished Brass......

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    Just four here, hopefully showing a little of the variety of moths that are probably flying around your windows most evenings of the year.
     
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    Any of the tiger moth?:Rofl1:
     
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    .....just for you ....

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    nice hobby and great photos, thanks for sharing.
     

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