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Moth: Burnet and Forester

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Nannie
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Moth: Burnet and Forester

Unread postby Nannie » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:57 am

Hi can anyone ID this,in my garden about 30-35 mm long.

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Tshwene
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby Tshwene » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:12 pm

it could be forester or Burnet moth. Burnet moth has the metalic colouring with club antennas and red lines/spots. Sorry cant confirm, i forgot my book in the bush. Will only be back in two weeks

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moggiedog
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby moggiedog » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:10 am

Nannie - I photographed one as well - the colours are different but I think Tshwene is correct. I could not find an exact match in my book - Zygaenidae (burnet and forester moths)More than 1000 species...

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Nannie
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread postby Nannie » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:38 pm

Thanks Tshwene and Moggiedog - 1000 species wow!


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