Moths discovery day at Swanwick Lakes

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DISCOVER the secret lives of moths in Hampshire this weekend.

Families are invited to Swanwick Lakes Wildlife Reserve today for their Magnificent Moths events that will involve outdoors activities to get youngsters closer to nature.

The event will run from 10.30am. For details call Carly Fretwell on 07733 980980.

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1:07pm Sat 5 Jul 14

southy says...

Wonderful picture of an Elephant Hawk Moth, Use to breed these for the few years while living in Somerset, I not seen any since returning back to west Southampton where as a kid we use to.
You can find the caterpillars on Old man bread, Balsam (bussy lizzys) few kinds of Fuchsias.
Wonderful picture of an Elephant Hawk Moth, Use to breed these for the few years while living in Somerset, I not seen any since returning back to west Southampton where as a kid we use to. You can find the caterpillars on Old man bread, Balsam (bussy lizzys) few kinds of Fuchsias. southy
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4:34pm Sat 5 Jul 14

forest hump says...

Re. previous post. Could be a lead Clarice?
Re. previous post. Could be a lead Clarice? forest hump
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5:19pm Sat 5 Jul 14

southy says...

No Forest that was a Death's Head Hawkmoth for Clarice
No Forest that was a Death's Head Hawkmoth for Clarice southy
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7:54pm Sat 5 Jul 14

forest hump says...

southy wrote:
No Forest that was a Death's Head Hawkmoth for Clarice
Twas a jest dear friend!
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: No Forest that was a Death's Head Hawkmoth for Clarice[/p][/quote]Twas a jest dear friend! forest hump
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12:54am Sun 6 Jul 14

southy says...

forest hump wrote:
southy wrote:
No Forest that was a Death's Head Hawkmoth for Clarice
Twas a jest dear friend!
I know, but some people do not know the differences or have never seen them before.
Its a beautyful moth a perfect delta wing, they are happy to just stay on a person hand and can be stuborn when you try to remove them off your hand, The picture is showing the Greater Elephant Hawkmoth there is a lesser Elephant Hawkmoth which is that pinky colour and dark fawny brown, these moths hiberanate as caterpillars for one winter, there are 2 kinds of caterpillars one is green and the other is brown both have these markings on them a strips of black and white on each segment the rear end as a hook tail and also a false black and white eye on the tail segment.
If any one finds them in there Garden on there Fuchsias or Busy lizzys please dont kill them contact me though the echo and I will come out and get them.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: No Forest that was a Death's Head Hawkmoth for Clarice[/p][/quote]Twas a jest dear friend![/p][/quote]I know, but some people do not know the differences or have never seen them before. Its a beautyful moth a perfect delta wing, they are happy to just stay on a person hand and can be stuborn when you try to remove them off your hand, The picture is showing the Greater Elephant Hawkmoth there is a lesser Elephant Hawkmoth which is that pinky colour and dark fawny brown, these moths hiberanate as caterpillars for one winter, there are 2 kinds of caterpillars one is green and the other is brown both have these markings on them a strips of black and white on each segment the rear end as a hook tail and also a false black and white eye on the tail segment. If any one finds them in there Garden on there Fuchsias or Busy lizzys please dont kill them contact me though the echo and I will come out and get them. southy
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8:27am Sun 6 Jul 14

Tony Blair's Accountant says...

I once saw a wasp.
I once saw a wasp. Tony Blair's Accountant
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11:30am Sun 6 Jul 14

forest hump says...

southy wrote:
forest hump wrote:
southy wrote:
No Forest that was a Death's Head Hawkmoth for Clarice
Twas a jest dear friend!
I know, but some people do not know the differences or have never seen them before.
Its a beautyful moth a perfect delta wing, they are happy to just stay on a person hand and can be stuborn when you try to remove them off your hand, The picture is showing the Greater Elephant Hawkmoth there is a lesser Elephant Hawkmoth which is that pinky colour and dark fawny brown, these moths hiberanate as caterpillars for one winter, there are 2 kinds of caterpillars one is green and the other is brown both have these markings on them a strips of black and white on each segment the rear end as a hook tail and also a false black and white eye on the tail segment.
If any one finds them in there Garden on there Fuchsias or Busy lizzys please dont kill them contact me though the echo and I will come out and get them.
Not dissimilar than the Vulcan (and not the Mr Spock variant)
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: No Forest that was a Death's Head Hawkmoth for Clarice[/p][/quote]Twas a jest dear friend![/p][/quote]I know, but some people do not know the differences or have never seen them before. Its a beautyful moth a perfect delta wing, they are happy to just stay on a person hand and can be stuborn when you try to remove them off your hand, The picture is showing the Greater Elephant Hawkmoth there is a lesser Elephant Hawkmoth which is that pinky colour and dark fawny brown, these moths hiberanate as caterpillars for one winter, there are 2 kinds of caterpillars one is green and the other is brown both have these markings on them a strips of black and white on each segment the rear end as a hook tail and also a false black and white eye on the tail segment. If any one finds them in there Garden on there Fuchsias or Busy lizzys please dont kill them contact me though the echo and I will come out and get them.[/p][/quote]Not dissimilar than the Vulcan (and not the Mr Spock variant) forest hump
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2:10pm Sun 6 Jul 14

southy says...

forest hump wrote:
southy wrote:
forest hump wrote:
southy wrote:
No Forest that was a Death's Head Hawkmoth for Clarice
Twas a jest dear friend!
I know, but some people do not know the differences or have never seen them before.
Its a beautyful moth a perfect delta wing, they are happy to just stay on a person hand and can be stuborn when you try to remove them off your hand, The picture is showing the Greater Elephant Hawkmoth there is a lesser Elephant Hawkmoth which is that pinky colour and dark fawny brown, these moths hiberanate as caterpillars for one winter, there are 2 kinds of caterpillars one is green and the other is brown both have these markings on them a strips of black and white on each segment the rear end as a hook tail and also a false black and white eye on the tail segment.
If any one finds them in there Garden on there Fuchsias or Busy lizzys please dont kill them contact me though the echo and I will come out and get them.
Not dissimilar than the Vulcan (and not the Mr Spock variant)
very much so as the Vulcan.
Do spock have delta shape ears
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: No Forest that was a Death's Head Hawkmoth for Clarice[/p][/quote]Twas a jest dear friend![/p][/quote]I know, but some people do not know the differences or have never seen them before. Its a beautyful moth a perfect delta wing, they are happy to just stay on a person hand and can be stuborn when you try to remove them off your hand, The picture is showing the Greater Elephant Hawkmoth there is a lesser Elephant Hawkmoth which is that pinky colour and dark fawny brown, these moths hiberanate as caterpillars for one winter, there are 2 kinds of caterpillars one is green and the other is brown both have these markings on them a strips of black and white on each segment the rear end as a hook tail and also a false black and white eye on the tail segment. If any one finds them in there Garden on there Fuchsias or Busy lizzys please dont kill them contact me though the echo and I will come out and get them.[/p][/quote]Not dissimilar than the Vulcan (and not the Mr Spock variant)[/p][/quote]very much so as the Vulcan. Do spock have delta shape ears southy
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3:16pm Sun 6 Jul 14

100%HANTSBOY says...

I'm not suprised you are an expert on moths, Southy, you've had years of experience wiping them off your book "TUSCs famous election victories" !
I'm not suprised you are an expert on moths, Southy, you've had years of experience wiping them off your book "TUSCs famous election victories" ! 100%HANTSBOY
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4:30pm Sun 6 Jul 14

southy says...

100%HANTSBOY wrote:
I'm not suprised you are an expert on moths, Southy, you've had years of experience wiping them off your book "TUSCs famous election victories" !
People my age and older, learned about these sort of things when we was kids and the different amounts that was all around us at the time, things like catching moths and butterflys and pinning them to boards was legal at the time, the environment as change a great deal over last 40 plus years.

election victories
TUSC first 4 years 4 council wards won.
UKIP first 4 years 0 elections wins
Greens first 4 years 0 election wins
Labour first 4 years 0 elections wins

Thats not bad for a New Political Group done better than any other group in the last 150 years.
[quote][p][bold]100%HANTSBOY[/bold] wrote: I'm not suprised you are an expert on moths, Southy, you've had years of experience wiping them off your book "TUSCs famous election victories" ![/p][/quote]People my age and older, learned about these sort of things when we was kids and the different amounts that was all around us at the time, things like catching moths and butterflys and pinning them to boards was legal at the time, the environment as change a great deal over last 40 plus years. election victories TUSC first 4 years 4 council wards won. UKIP first 4 years 0 elections wins Greens first 4 years 0 election wins Labour first 4 years 0 elections wins Thats not bad for a New Political Group done better than any other group in the last 150 years. southy
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