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Dusky Thorn Moth

Dusky Thorn Moth
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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-05 6:58
Viewed: 2853
Points: 4
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Dusky Thorn Moth

Ennomos fuscantaria

Wingspan 35-40 mm.

Distributed over England and Wales, this moth can be reasonably common in the southern part of its range, but scarcer further north.

One of the plainer-looking of Britain's 'Thorns', it flies from August to early October.

The species is found in deciduous woods and their margins, and suburban habitats, where the larval foodplant, ash (Fraxinus) grows.

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Hi Les,

Very nice front view of this beautiful moth. Very well captured in this difficult light condition.
Well done & TFS.

isn't he ADORABLE!! What a great frontal capture! GReaT SHOT

Hi Les.
Nice point of view. Very good shaprness exactly on the head of this specie. Great composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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