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Monday, September 20, 2010

Angle Shades Moth, Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades, Phlogophora meticulosa
I really love this Arabic style "head dress"

Apart from the angles on its forewings, (which give it its name) the Angle Shades is unusal in that it rests with wings curved along the side of its body,

Isn't this a sweet little face?

At MothsIreland, a group at Yahoo, I was told that P. meticulosa is a very variable Moth. In these pictures below you can see how variable that can be!
A lovely pink version here and
31 January 2008

And 5 days later a visit from a brownish version
05 February 2008
Plus a very pale exemplar.
05 February 2008

And here, this April one which much more resembles the one found last moth.

12 September 2010

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