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The Fly
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:02 am    Post subject: My Moth Reply with quote

I think it's a moth. It was on the window when I got up this morning.haven't seen one like it before.










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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a female Oak eggar moth, females are lighter and bigger than males. laisiocampa quercus
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Greengage, I couldn't identify it from the wildlife book I have.
Also couldn't identify a flying insect I saw today......really big, about the length of my thumb, kind of like a dragonfly, but with this lethal looking long spike sticking out of its end. It flew away before I could take a photograph...but it was quite scarey-looking.
Any ideas ?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like your describing a wood wasp, noisy in flight bit scary but harmless
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much Mountainy Man, I've just googled that and it's exactly what it was. It flew in through an open door and thankfully flew straight out again. It probably wouldn't have looked/sounded quite so frightening outdoors.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to all for the info.I'm 70 and I never saw one before.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there you go the longer you live the more you learn, good health to you keep posting we love a challange here.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used to work in a company in Leitrem where they used a lot of woodchip, Jeeze, When I first encountered these buggers they reminded me of jurassic park. they were bloody Huge! I"m willing to accept their harmless,but, with a sword sticking out of their bum one to two inches long, I was quite happy to provide no hinderince to their flight path, with all due respect to the experts.
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