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Late evening picture of a moth on my Purple Robed Locust tree. Shot with my D2H and 105mm f2.8 lens. I have no idea what kind of a moth it is but perhaps Bob will take a look and ID it.

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Sorry,Gordon but I really need a view of the top of the wings to even make a remote guess at it.
I have a feeling that it could be one of the daytime flying moths, but I can really say no more than that. It certainly has a nice sheen to it.

BW. Bob F.
 
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Bob the Spiderman said:
Sorry,Gordon but I really need a view of the top of the wings to even make a remote guess at it.
I have a feeling that it could be one of the daytime flying moths, but I can really say no more than that. It certainly has a nice sheen to it.

BW. Bob F.
Hey Bob, thanks for looking and for your comments. I do have an image of a partial wing.

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Am I good or Am I good!!!

I said it was a time flying moth and it is!!

It is a Silver Y. Autographa gamma. Family NOCTUIDAE.

Pure bloomin luck. I must do the lottery tonight as my luck seems to be in.

BW. Bob F.
 
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Bob the Spiderman said:
Am I good or Am I good!!!

I said it was a time flying moth and it is!!

It is a Silver Y. Autographa gamma. Family NOCTUIDAE.

Pure bloomin luck. I must do the lottery tonight as my luck seems to be in.

BW. Bob F.
What a guy Bob, you have come through again. Let me know how the lottery works out. :lol: :lol:
 
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Gordon,

I still can't see the image. :(

Must be pretty good though, from all the nice comments. :)

Frank
 
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Gordon,

Well, after a number of tries, I can finally see it. It is very pretty. Kinda glows. 8)

Regards,

Frank
 
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Gordon, I am not sure but I think I like the second pic even more. Not easy to shoot those guys, they are very quick.
I did not know that this species of Owl moth (Bob's ID is correct - BTW) also occurs across the lake. It is one of the most common species of Noctuids here in Europe.
 
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Thanks Mike and Harry. Your right they are very quick and their wings always seem to be fluttering even when they are sitting still. We had a wet winter and spring here in St. George, Utah, and these moths are all over my flowers (bush and tree).
 
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