Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Feathered Thorn Moth

Not one of my favourite subjects but I couldn't resist photographing this beauty:

Feathered Thorn Moth

A Feathered Thorn Moth (Colotois pennaria) male. Size about 45mm (1.75 inches) and a glorious brown colour. Unfortunately this specimen had folded its big feathery antennae out of view as it rested in the morning Sunlight. They are more common the further South you go in the UK.

Full description can be found on the Garden Safari site.

Hoping for a smooth change over tomorrow. Broadband fibre to the cabinet has finally arrived in the village and tomorrow my connection gets moved to that. Should go from the present maximum download speed of 8Mb/second (I actually achieve 7.2) to a maximum of  38Mb/second. I could have gone for double that speed but I'll see how this one goes first as it only costs me an extra £1 a month with unlimited data use. I think the maximum upload speed is around 9Mb/sec which will be a vast improvement on the present average of 400Kb/sec. It should be able to handle a live video feed easily if either of the camera nest boxes are occupied next Spring.

8 comments:

  1. It is a grand Moth. Internet speeds that I can only dream about. I seem to remember Cameron promising to do something about internet infrastructure. I see he has for you so well done.

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    1. Adrian: It's getting national coverage slowly.

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  2. I have no idea at all what internet speed I get - as long as I press down a switch and I get something then it
    isa bonus.

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    1. Weaver: You only really notice the speed when uploading things like videos as they are such large file sizes.

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    1. TWG: Some are - at a suitable distance.

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  4. What a lovely specimen John! It's a pity he's put his antennae away, those can be some of the most fluffy and gorgeous of appendages!

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    1. Maree: They would have been on this moth, looking at others' photos.

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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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