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  Topic: Large moth
mothman

Replies: 26
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PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:42 pm   Subject: Large moth
Is there a good book I could buy about Irish Moths ? I have Collins' Complete Irish Wildlife which has a few pages of moths and maybe they are the commoner ones I might come across ? Is that a good s ...
  Topic: Large moth
mothman

Replies: 26
Views: 29652

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:35 pm   Subject: Large moth
Mothman, correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought that touching the wing surface of a moth or butterfly severely damaged them, and essentially ensured their death. (TAGWEX!!!!) Is this true? ...
  Topic: Large moth
mothman

Replies: 26
Views: 29652

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:43 pm   Subject: Large moth
UV lights are used, same as the light in bug zappers that Butchers and the like have, though we don't to the killing part. The light is over a box with a funnel. The moths go in settle among the cardb ...
  Topic: Large moth
mothman

Replies: 26
Views: 29652

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:10 am   Subject: Large moth
Thank you Tagwex ! You've got me interested in moths now.....I like the look of that Moths Ireland website. And we have far more species of moths than we do butterflies, so there's more to study and l ...
  Topic: Large moth
mothman

Replies: 26
Views: 29652

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:51 pm   Subject: Large moth
I was thinking of letting a few more people have a guess before I divulge the answer. I will give you a clue though, I have two photos and didn't put up the clearest one. The other shows the wings ful ...
  Topic: What insect produces this web on trees ?
mothman

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PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:36 am   Subject: What insect produces this web on trees ?
I was alerted to this thread by a colleague. In my opinion this web is not caused by caterpillars, for a number of reasons.

There have been no caterpillars sighted,
The web disintegrated in the ra ...
  Topic: Ladybirds - Where are they???
mothman

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PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:21 am   Subject: Ladybirds - Where are they???
I know a year has elapsed since last update to this thread, but it seems appropriate to update thread with a finding of a Harlequin Ladybird in Ashford Co. Wicklow

Found indoors on 4th Nov 2010. Or ...
  Topic: Hummingbird hawkmoth
mothman

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:34 pm   Subject: Hummingbird hawkmoth
Thanks for the details Hawthorn. Only the 2nd record I have from that part of Galway.
I couldn't reply to your PM because I need to have made 5 posts here.
  Topic: Hummingbird hawkmoth
mothman

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PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:34 pm   Subject: Hummingbird hawkmoth
I'd like to input all sightings of all moths into the MothsIreland dataset.
www.mothsireland.com
PM me details of location and grid reference. (use www.gridreference.ie)
Date and name, though I can ...
  Topic: Painted Ladies
mothman

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:38 pm   Subject: Painted Ladies
This is Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth Hemaris tityus
See distribution map on [url=http://www.mothsireland.com/species/1982.htm/URL]MothsIreland website

It is probably a more widespread species tha ...
 
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