Sunday, 10 July 2016

Scarlet Tiger

I wasn't expecting my first encounter with an adult Scarlet Tiger to be in my own Bedford garden. Something flew up as I opened the back door and I was puzzled by this odd "butterfly" until it landed on the hedge and saw what it was. Gosh I thought and rushed indoors for my camera, at exactly the same moment as a courier knocked on the front door, desperate to offload a parcel for someone several doors down. By the time I'd got rid of him the moth had flown up to the top of the tall hedge, requiring a ladder to get even this under-side shot before it flew away.

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