Friday, April 27, 2012

Magpie moth


Today's little beauty is a 'Magpie Moth'.
It is in the Arctiidae family, (Tiger Moths)
It's wings are a dark brown, with a white patterned band accross.
Their abdomens have black and orange rings, the typical Tiger Moth's warning colour pattern.
 

I hope you enjoyed today's post.

Sandi x
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3 comments:

manda said...

Whenever I approach one with my camera, they fly away in fright. You've done wonderfully! That first photo is awesome!

Felicity said...

As ever I did indeed enjoy this post.
Your moth captures are fantastic and I didn't realise that the iconic tiger moth plane took its name from a little winged creature.

Happy weekend!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

what a cool looking insect :D