C.Rayz

C.Rayz

Posted on 08/25/2013


Photo taken on August  2, 2013


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Stars of the catch 31 July 2013.
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6 comments - The latest ones
António Terra
António Terra
Fantastic shot and a beautiful moth too !!!!! Never seen one of this....
3 years ago.
J-d Welch
J-d Welch
fabulous capture and looking moth, with a great name!! 8 )
3 years ago.
Chrissy S
Chrissy S
A beautiful moth and a lovely capture of it
3 years ago.
C.Rayz
C.Rayz
Thanks everyone, this moth used to be very common, the caterpillar is called Wooly Bear, and most people remember as children seeing them in the garden. 70% decline in last 10 years here in UK, probably due to gardening practices.
This moth can also hear, well it has cells of the ear and has been in a battle with bats that has been studied a bit, it changes its hearing to combat predation by bats, and the bats change their calls to predate these moths.
3 years ago.
Bugology
Bugology
Not seen one of these here yet but what a great looker ;-) Interesting info as well-thanks for that.
3 years ago.
C.Rayz
C.Rayz
:)
3 years ago.