What is it ?

Whilst sitting in my garden this morning, I moved an old pot that had been standing there for too long doing nothing. There was a piece of old cloth at the bottom of it. When I lifted the cloth, I was surprised to see this big dark coloured Moth.  YIKES…I had never seen anything like it before. 

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I did think at first of the Peppered Moth This is the Moth that Evolution, because of pollution, had turned from white to black . Middlesbrough being an industrial town during earlier days, I thought seemed plausible. But then i noticed the red markings on the back of the Moth. So checking on the internet, I was disappointed and surprised not to find anything that fitted the description of the Moth I had discovered.

If anyone out there can throw any light on this, I would be very greatful.

Yours  kenny2dogs

 

10 responses to “What is it ?

  1. Wow that’s big! Nearly as big as the huge bumble bee that was one minute buzzing round my head lol and the next buzzing angrily inside my blouse!!!! Terrifying Hewhorunsfasterthanthewind!! I did manage to set it free without getting stung but I did get some very odd looks from the passersby who wondered what this strange Icewolf was doing leaping around flapping her clothing and peering down her cleavage with a look of irated horror! That’s the last time I wear modest, feminine clothing on a hot summers day!!! 🙂

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  2. I have these critters in My garden they lay hundreds of baby caterpillars, that devour my veggies, so nothing Special I ‘m Afraid dear cuz!

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    • Hi cuz. yes but are they the same as this one. I haven’t seen one like this before and i don’t think it flew over from Australia:) Hope you and yours are well down there. love Kenneth x

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    • Hi cuz. yes but are they the same as this one. I haven’t seen one like this before and i don’t think it flew over from Australia:) Hope you and yours are well down there. love Kenneth x

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  3. sehr schoene beschreibung von der motte und den alten pott
    du siehst doch alles sehr aufmerksam liebe gruesse jasmin

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    • Ja Jasmin Ich liebe die Natur sie mein Gott ist … und du meine Göttin sind 🙂 xxx

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      • lieber Kenny ich wohne nun 35 jahre hier auf dem bauernhof hier stand kein baum habe sie alle in den grund gesteckt die bauern rings um mich brachten die grossen takken und ich pflantzte sie in in den grund hatte hilfe von schuljungens inzwischen sind die jahre geflmogen und ich wohne in einen schoenen wald ich liebe natur und tiehre menschen nicht zu viel warum es gibt so viel eifersucht als ich diesen hof mietete stand er drei jahre leehr und war verkommen nun sind so viele jahre und ich bin hier gefestiegt mann sagt einen alten baum verplatzt man nicht es gruest dich lieb jasmin

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