Category Archives: Butterflies and Moths

Tony Davison – Top Team Moments 2012

In early June this year I wandered of to the Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria on a Butterfly Trip with three other companions. My aim was to see an Apollo, one of the most spectacular species of Butterfly in Europe and … Continue reading

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Parallels in the Art of Identification

Guide-lines to the Identification of the two British Copper Underwings. There are occasions when it is seemingly impossible to identify a moth from a physical appearance. When faced with this situation, the scientific decision-making processes “kick-in” and a choice has … Continue reading

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Convolvulus Hawk-moth

Spurn, 5th Sept 2012 by Martin and following on from Tony’s migration post below, I think this is one. Nice to celebrate with Mick when he caught this big mama in my old trap in his Easington garden last week:

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Parallels in the Art of Identification

Migration…. By Tony As a young birder, I was always fascinated by the subject of bird migration. I can remember being bewildered at the time, with the journeys undertaken by our summer & winter visitors. Birds such as the Swallow, … Continue reading

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Parallels in the Art of Identification

Intricacies… by Tony It is truly amazing how Bird Identification and Butterfly & Moth Identification have very similar parallels. The intricacies of bird identification can run deep, especially in finite feather detail and we are always striving to age birds, i.e. 1st … Continue reading

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Spurge Hawk-moth

Oh wow oh wow oh wow I know these were also reported as Steve Job’s dying words. I also use these kind of words with some unexpected encounters with nature. I did with these as correctly identified by some blog followers. Caterpillars of the Spurge Hawk-moth just look … Continue reading

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Eyed Hawk-moth

Big, Fat and Beautiful Saturday 18 June, Spurn. Not in a moth trap but emerged from pupa stage in long grass. Its body was particularly fat. Is this a female then, similar to the different body shapes of the different sexes of Poplar Hawk Moths? Oh- and how do you spell … Continue reading

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