Wordless Wednesday – 12/08/2015 – The Lady in Red

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Six-spotted Burnet moths. Male approaching the female (waiting near the cocooon)

6-spotted Burnet moths

Hello honey ….. I am home.

6-spotted Burnet moths

Mating six-spotted Burnet moths next to larval cocoon

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7 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – 12/08/2015 – The Lady in Red

  1. Chloris says:

    Well done on getting such wonderful shots. They are beautiful.

  2. Amazing pictures! Especially that first one with the moth in the upper part of the photo. Those are some incredible antennae!

    • Thanks. There were alot of the Burnets around along the clifftops and dunes. It was spectacular to see so many males in flight, flashing their red hind wings, in search of their mates. Yes, the antennae really show up, partly due to their length and club shape, but also because they are such a sooty black colour.

  3. Robbie says:

    OH MY goodness!!!! I took a double take-that is something I have never seen in the USA…what an amazing creature, photo- + it is red, my favorite color in the garden! Wow, I could not believe it was real-looks like something fake-trick photography-LOL-just amazing! Great photos!

    • I’d never seen them in flight before either and that expanse of red wing is something else again. They are completely stunning. We were lucky to be there during the mating season, when the males spend a lot of time flying around looking for the girls!

      • Robbie says:

        The colors and designs on them just amaze me everytime. It is interesting how each region of the world has their own color scheme:-) I remember visiting my parents in Texas ( they moved there after we all left home) and they had green lizards on their walls! I was fascinated by their bright green color, ours toads were brown and never saw a lizard in our yard!

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