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Magpie Moth


Found this pretty creature on the back path this evening.  Fortunately it fluttered off and came to rest in a safer place in the hedge.  Found (thanks to Google search) that it's a Magpie Moth, click here to find out more.


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  1. Thats fabulous. Thank you Mrs Attenborough xxxxxxx

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  2. I seem to recall they like raspberry plants. We used to find them on our raspberry canes where we lived before. But I haven't seen any up here! They are so pretty!

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    1. Yes, they are so pretty Gilly. Hope this one was able to find some raspberry or currant bushes to feed on? x

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    2. Ignore that last comment Gilly - of course, the moth would already have had its fill of currant leaves when a caterpillar!!

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  3. a beautiful moth and i enjoyed reading about it.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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    1. Quite a small moth too, but very distinctive. Have a good weekend Libby. x

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