Angle Shades

Phlogophora meticulosa – This has to be one of my favourite moths which visited my moth trap last night.

Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa

Rear garden, Staffordshire, August 2017. © Peter Hillman

19 thoughts on “Angle Shades

  1. A real stunner. It looks like a beautiful velvet cape adorns its shoulders. Lovely.

    “my moth trap” – That should really be followed by the word ‘BWAHAHAHAHAHA!’ – evil genius style. I’ll be sending them all cakes with minature files inside of course.

    – Esme falling about and applauding Pete’s talent upon the Cloud

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    1. Thank you very much, Esme 🙂 Hold onto your cakes and files, for I have already released it and others, quite unharmed. Although they probably wouldn’t thank me for interrupting their mating cycle although but briefly 🙂

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  2. So I’m not the only one with favourites. I remember the first time I found one. I couldn’t believe how clean the pattern was. Almost as if it had been manufactured

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    1. We must be moth mad 🙂 for I remember my first encounter also, quite some years ago now, and how I was so taken with its unusual form, colours and pattern. Oh, I have so many favourites, Paul 🙂

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  3. I still don’t know how they sit still long enough to be photographed by you. I shall start calling you The Moth Whisperer! Just beware of inhaling any of that silver dust 😉

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      1. A magician or flora and fauna Pete, I knew it! You pictures are far to good, so whatever the secret, keep it up! 🙂

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      1. So sorry I have missed you while on vacation. I am looking forward to looking through the photos you shared when I get a chance. I love to peruse the gardens, even when I am not “there.” 🙂

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      2. I hope you had a good vacation, Sumyanna. I have been a way also, so have been playing catch up myself 🙂


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