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Angle Shades Moth (Phlogophora meticulosa) I&#039;ve seen many Angle Shades moths in the past but never really appreciated just how beautiful and chunky they are until I photographed this specimen as it dried its wings in the sun to start its new adult life.<br />
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Angle Shades Moth (Phlogophora meticulosa)

I've seen many Angle Shades moths in the past but never really appreciated just how beautiful and chunky they are until I photographed this specimen as it dried its wings in the sun to start its new adult life.

For further information, refer to this video:

    comments (8)

  1. A beauty indeed!

    Sorry if I asked before, but have you ever used light traps around your house?
    Posted one month ago
    1. Ferdy

      You've not asked before.

      No I haven't, although I'm considering chucking up a white sheet and light as an experiment.

      The main reason is, I quite enjoy searching the garden late at night, sometimes finding other things I would not have otherwise.

      I also prefer to photograph them as I find them, rather than handling them, as I'd hate to hurt them in any way.
      Posted one month ago
      1. Somewhere during summer there's Moth week which typically a few of us here participate in. Just using a sheet and light, photographing the moths. No need to handle them. Might consider joining this year if you like. Somebody like Christine typically uses this method all season, it's quite effective. Posted one month ago
        1. That sounds like a fabulous idea!
          Posted one month ago
  2. Gorgeous moth! And, a lovely video...as usual <3. Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you.

      Sometimes you're filming thinking "do something".

      But of course, it IS doing something, just being there.
      Posted one month ago
  3. Great natural shot Philip Posted one month ago

    1. Thank you :-)
      Posted one month ago

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The Angle Shades is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is a common and familiar European species and is often strongly migratory.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Philip Booker
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Uploaded May 11, 2021. Captured May 5, 2021 13:19 in 65 Crespin Way, Brighton BN1 7FL, UK.
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  • f/4.0
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  • ISO100
  • 205.6mm