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Jersey Tiger Moths
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robin orton


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Post: #1
09-08-2009 01:58 PM

I've seen three in SE23/26 this year. I remember them from childhood holidays in the Channel Islands in the 1950s, but hadn't realised until this year how far north their range (now?) extended.

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Johnc


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Joined: Jan 2007
Post: #2
09-08-2009 03:17 PM

Yes, ive seen many this year. I get lot that come up from the railway line or the nature reserve on Devonshire Road

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michael


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #3
09-08-2009 08:11 PM

Article from Forest Hill Society Newsletter in 2007:
http://www.foresthillsociety.com/2007/08...moths.html

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Queenofdarts


Posts: 26
Joined: Nov 2006
Post: #4
09-08-2009 09:10 PM

Here's one I saw yesterday on London Road (I hope this link works): http://tinyurl.com/kkyoyr

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robwinton


Posts: 335
Joined: Jun 2006
Post: #5
09-08-2009 09:52 PM

Yup, loads down here too. Here are some of my recent pics




and this one is interesting too:

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michael


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Post: #6
09-08-2009 10:17 PM

Am I missing something?

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robwinton


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Post: #7
10-08-2009 09:03 AM

what might you be missing Michael?

not interesting for you? I think the little creatures are very interesting (in a brief "ooh isn't that a pretty creature that just landed on my window" sort of way)

move along now, nothing more to see

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IWereAbsolutelyFuming


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Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #8
10-08-2009 10:25 AM

I think michael is missing your pictures..as the rest of us seem to be.

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robin orton


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Post: #9
10-08-2009 11:32 AM

I could see them the first time I opened rob's posting, but now they seem to have disappeared - there's only that irritating little red saltire.

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michael


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Post: #10
10-08-2009 03:49 PM

They must have flown away.

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blushingsnail


Posts: 364
Joined: Dec 2005
Post: #11
10-08-2009 05:29 PM

I've got two in my back garden (Perry Vale area). First year I've noticed them.

There's a good picture on Flickr that shows part of the orange/red underwing, which you usually only see when they're flying: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jatait25/878122688/

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dipsolala


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Joined: May 2008
Post: #12
10-08-2009 11:04 PM

I have these in my garden too, Bovil/Herschell road area. They've been around for about the last 4-5 weeks, and seem to prefer my passiflora to the other plants. There's usually about 2 or 3 that flutter away as i remove the fruit growing.

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robwinton


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Post: #13
10-08-2009 11:45 PM

ah! the pictures seemed to load fine every time I checked, but if they are not loading for you that makes a little more sense Smile

here are links if you are interested:

http://twitpic.com/bwua7

and (rather detailed underside picture):

http://twitpic.com/a7sqg

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Woody


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Joined: Oct 2006
Post: #14
13-08-2009 08:06 PM

I think this is a Jersey Tiger caterpillar - spotted munching on a hawthorn last autumn.

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Theotherbrian


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #15
31-08-2009 10:34 AM

Regular sightings this summer in the Dunoon Road area. I also saw one a couple of weeks ago in Greenwich Park, so they seem to be spreading. Attached is a pic showing both upper stripes and orange spotted underwing.    

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