Sunday, 12 July 2009


I'm starting to get more and more interested in the other fluttery things in our garden just lately, although there aren't that many of them, we have had a couple of visits from the painted lady butterfly but by the time I've got the camera off the tripod they've moved on. We have a few of what I've always called cabbage whites and tons of moths at night. This one landed on our lounge wall last Saturday night and although I'm useless at identification I would be ever so grateful if anyone could identify this little creature. it was very tiny so the picture has been severely cropped, about 1.5 inches across and less than an inch long.

10 comments:

ShySongbird said...

Hee hee, I can't believe you have just posted that! I have just finished preparing a photo of it for my next post. It is the Small Magpie. A very nice photo Jayne :)

Lynmiranda said...

I agree, it is a Small Magpie.

Geordie Magpie said...

what a beauty Jane

karen said...

Hadn't got a clue what it was Jayne, but a lovely picture nontheless!! x

Steve said...

I have to agree as I have one on my Random Stuff blog :)

swatson said...

great photo Jayne I knew it was a small magpie.........not:)

Jayne said...

Thanks for the ID folks, I thing my OH thinks I'm becoming somewhat obsessed with this wildlife stuff LOL - I'm doing my best with the moths & butterflies but they are much more difficult subjects than the birds and I was bad enough with them so I'm hoping you'll bear with me folks!!
Jayne

Professor A B Yaffle said...

Nice shot
Nature has many wonderful forms
The more you look the more you will see
Obsessed with nature, it's the only way to be

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Jayne.
Nice photo of the Small Magpie Moth. My fellow Bloggers have said it all.

Jayne said...

Thanks Ken and Professor AB, I only wish a few of the yobs whose handiwork I see the results of during my walks with my beloved Dog around our beautiful local park and riverbank were as obsessed with nature and wildlife as they are with the destruction of it - Grrrrr!!!! Rant Over
Jayne