Sunday, 27 September 2015

Vapourer Moth

The Vapourer Moth (Orgyia antiqua) is a small day time flying moth, common in the UK but rarely seen at rest. This specimen caught my attention as it was rapidly twirling round and round in the middle of the lane. At first I thought it was a bee but once it stopped moving I noticed the brilliant white spots on its wings:


At just 3/4 inch (20mm) across I wouldn't have noticed it if it hadn't been moving.
Identification was found on the Butterfly Conservation site.


  1. Brilliant photograph John. A real case of Fortune favours the prepared mind - or in your case eye.

  2. I am in video moment now. I hate video but you have inspired me back to macro.

    1. Adrian: That's what happens when you are too hard on yourself, all we can do is our best attempt.
      It was a pity I didn't have a good macro camera with me.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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